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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- Unable to find any focus by which to appease his nerves Dan had wandered down the hall to the kitchen where Amy was stood by a plastic jug kettle and two dish-washed mugs.
- The range, in stainless steel, includes a jug kettle, chrome blender and a toaster with a handy ‘keep warm’ feature to ensure that butter will always melt on your toast.
- I would have quite liked a silver jug kettle reduced from, let's say £29.99 to £14.99 or something.
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.