In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- For the average citizen, if there's anything to be said of a mugwump, it's that he doesn't play favorites.
- Webster calls himself a Mugwump, but the mug and wump usually lean over the conservative side of the fence.
- I sit on the fence…a "mugwump" as my daddy would say.
- Whether they're Republicans, Democrats, mugwumps or what have you, they don't like it.
- That silence speaks volumes about where many American farmers now sit on free trade; they are fence-sitting mugwumps.
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.