In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
verbo intransitivolollygagging, lollygagged
- The cadets should feel like they are ‘on a mission,’ he says, with no time to waste lollygagging around campus.
- A couple of times she told riders that their horses were ‘window shopping’ which meant the horse was lollygagging around the ring, not paying attention.
- Just as I never lollygag my way through a workout, neither am I concerned with rushing it.
- His skin was fairer than his sibling's, which led Blank to believe he spent fewer hours lollygagging outside.
- This meant you could get up and go over to the other side of the room and lollygag around in the line for sharpening pencils.
- Eliza spends some time lollygagging around but doesn't seem interested in actually catching a pig.
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.