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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- I'm not going to an ivory tower to write reports and articles for other academics.
- Rhythm and movement are everywhere in India, like air and water, and affect even the most prosaic shopkeeper in the bazaar or the academic in his ivory tower.
- Robbie Johnson had cornered a timid young lecturer and was educating him about the nature of the real world outside the ivory tower.
- His views are shaped by regular trips on the beat, recognising it is not enough to sit ‘in my ivory tower pontificating about the sociology of drug abuse’.
- Some of us would enjoy the ivory tower only too much, and there is plenty of self-interest on the part of academics who want to return to it.
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.