In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Jack woke up to the light of high noon streaming into the cave.
- By high noon, her skin was gray, her lips parched, and her head throbbing.
- A citizens' posse was formed to arrest the mayor at his City Hall office at high noon August 16.
- Scooby is a four-year-old jack donkey who brays if not prays when the Angelus Bells toll at high noon and six o'clock.
- Think of the bird chatter at sunrise, of the stillness at high noon.
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.