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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- The man, looking even bigger wearing just a pair of jockey shorts, walked out, rubbing his eyes and asking, sleepily, ‘Margot?’
- He answered the door himself, dressed in red jockey shorts with a strip of film dangling over his arm.
- But don't ever call me a thief or a racist: I'd sue you for your pants, jockey shorts, drawers, whatever, and everything in between!
- Jill called out, ‘I was thinking you'd be a jockey shorts guy.’
- Short and portly, with close-cut blond hair and a voice that can knock your jockey shorts off, Dee often appears as the romantic lead.
- Still no word on whether the gang was able to set the price of postage stamps or agree on the official color of the Iraqi Olympic team's jockey shorts.
- Steve said one morning about three o'clock he was on his front porch wearing only his jockey shorts and boots shooting at a skunk.
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.