In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- As Grandpa Bob taught me, ‘Don't take life so serious, it ain't nohow permanent.’
- They live in, and come close to dying in, an industrialised society, and it ain't done them no good nohow.
- ‘I know what you're thinking about,’ said Tweedledum, ‘but it isn't so, nohow.’
- Being called a bitch and hearing that your chosen field is stupid cannot be construed as comical, nohow, no way.
- I said I didn't want to replace Jack, but they said Jack was not coming back nohow, so I said okay.
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.