In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Articulated wooden lay figures of the kinds sold by artists' suppliers were used for the bodies.
- A number of examples survive from the eighteenth century, including the articulated lay figure used by the sculptor Louis-François Roubiliac, which is in the Museum of London collections.
- The monastic painter of course could not do otherwise, unless he used a lay figure (an articulated model).
- They are lay figures mounted in the museum where all may take them in at a glance.
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.