In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The true hobbledehoy is much alone, not being greatly given to social intercourse even with other hobbledehoys.
- It listed the views of various members of Congress: not any old hobbledehoys either, but the party leaders, mostly Republican, whose support would be crucial to the political viability of any Pentagon plan.
- He looked frankly what he was - a hobbledehoy - though he made great efforts to seem grown up.
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.