In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Twenty-three years as a published writer have taught me that publishing is a hazardous enterprise at best, an arena of life where it would be best to inject your self-esteem with novocaine if such a thing were possible.
- Before beginning the procedure, you will inhale an aerosol spray of a medicine like Novocain, which numbs the nose and throat area and helps to prevent coughing and gagging during the procedure.
- In 1905, cocaine was replaced by the synthetic drug novocaine This in turn was replaced by lignocaine, which is in use today.
- As well as the usual Novocain and gas, she also offers a relaxing aromatherapy service and specially designed Eye Trek glasses which allow you to watch your favourite DVD while she tinkers about with your teeth.
- You don't want to be at the dentist and have the novocaine wear off halfway through a root canal, do you?
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.