In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The golliwog first appeared more than 100 years ago in a children's book by Florence Kate Upton and was later adopted by jam maker James Robertson & Sons as a trademark in 1910.
- He had a golliwog, and a golliwog is an English doll, and he probably left it on my bed.
- Artists have been fascinated with the golliwog image, such as Damali Ayo and Kara Walker.
- A golliwog was the name given to a small black faced rag doll which first appeared in a series of children's books written and illustrated by Florence and Bertha Upton around 1895.
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.