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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- He wasn't around last Halloween when someone smashed the six jack-o'-lanterns I carved to spell ‘BE SAFE.’
- But zucchini is a different matter: His squash grow so well - and so large - that he saves the biggest ones to carve as green jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween.
- Make sure costumes are short enough that kids don't trip on them or inadvertently brush them against the low-lying flames in jack-o'-lanterns and candles.
- Candlelit jack-o'-lanterns should be kept away from landings and doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame.
- Cast a delicious spell on a room by lighting jack-o'-lanterns with real cinnamon, clove and nutmeg candles made of clean-burning soy wax - you'll enjoy all tire sensory seduction of pumpkin pie without the work.
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.