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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- There in Brighton is a Heath Robinson contraption that defies the laws of physics.
- Mounted on a supermarket trolley is a Heath Robinson device.
- Standing outside (now with cold feet), watching ‘her’ (as Donald refers to the wheel) crank into action as the sluice gates let in water from the Essett burn, there was a Heath Robinson moment.
- The Liberal Democratic Party is a Heath Robinson contraption which defies the Laws of physics.
- The organisation has a Heath Robinson scheme involving a trolley on wheels with a grease trap.
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.