In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- When I grabbed the gleaming chrome door handle, I felt machined bumps, or knurls, that provide extra grip.
- These knurls are slightly harder and in most applications deliver a substantial increase in tool life.
- The slots for the knurls are not critical and can easily be cut using a hacksaw and a file.
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.