In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Have a breakfast of muesli, chopped fruit and yoghurt, maybe a new-laid egg, boiled.
- I made them using half a ciabatta, crisply cooked organic bacon, and the Geordie Ambassador's missus's new-laid eggs, perfectly cooked, sunny side up.
- A short play, The Bandicoot and the Egg, before the main show, follows the trials and tribulations of Polly the Parrot and her new-laid egg which has been stolen.
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.