In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Most of the malemutes are half-wolf at least.
- I am most fortunate to have two large, beautiful, eight year old malamutes.
- I grinned at him like some overgrown, two-legged malamute and he grinned back sure enough.
- The malamute enjoyed hard work and preferred to unload their cargoes as manually as he could get away with.
- They're the sprinters, he says, whereas malamutes are sloggers, which were used in days of yore for hauling heavy freight.
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.