In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Somewhere, off in the distance, a klaxon sounded and everyone around me started running.
- As a police helicopter thundered overhead, many of the demonstrators sounded klaxons and blew horns to make their point.
- Alarm klaxons started to sound throughout the corridors.
- After all the excitement had died down and we were getting on with what we were doing beforehand, the fire klaxon sounded again.
- Warning klaxons went off, flooding the room with flashing red light.
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.