In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Strangely familiar, yet dramatically new, a form of abstract post-modernism brought a new play on architectural simile - ‘it's like a barn, an oast house, but with a twist’.
- Adam, who writes in the oast house across the yard, ambles across for lunch which is pretty much totally home produced.
- It was a white converted oast house down a long country lane - a plain rectangular building with high ceilings.
- The Prince was presented with a pewter ink well and desk tidy, shaped like an oast house.
- This development has one building which looks rather like a replica oast house, other houses have interesting cobbles and flint, and all in all each house looks different.
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.