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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- His vanity is a lineament in his character which had entirely escaped me.
- Here's a man who clearly knows how to achieve the lineaments of gratified desire on the faces of his women, as I think William Blake once phrased it.
- Their final powerful lines reduced to lineaments around the eyes.
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.