In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Meantime you should have sifted the flour and salt, rubbed in the marge and added the dates/currants and jam.
- On the tables were fluffy white caraway seed bread and marge.
- There was a plate with two slices of bread and a knob of marge.
- One of my mum's specialities was bread pudding - not bread and butter pudding - made with stale bread, which we couldn't afford to waste, soaked in milk and then mixed with fruit, spices, sugar and marge, so it was sort of spicy.
- Does this mean we can expect to hear the argument that a Big Mac is, in fact, a ‘gateway drug’ leading unwitting consumers on to mainline, say, half a pound of marge?
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.