In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Despite the fact that her head was beginning to pound horridly, she determinedly held her head high and slowly danced the gavotte perfectly without letting the book fall.
- Kent is oblivious to the fact that he couldn't possibly fit into this rarefied social environment, where the Social Dance is as complex as a gavotte.
- A group of dancers in period costumes will recreate baroque dances including a minuet and a gavotte.
- Before the mid-17th century a gavotte usually followed a series of branles, a dance to which it was closely related, and was performed in a line or circle.
- Meanwhile, away from the pain and hurt of individuals, the medical debate continues its stately gavotte - and its occasional less than stately spat - in the journals and conferences.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.