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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- An old school friend, who came back to haunt me recently dug out this old photo of our team - I had hugely bad hair and was wearing Oxford bags.
- In their dress men and girls follow European fashions - Oxford bags, berets, sandal shoes.
- He wore a silk white skirt, creased perfectly into soft linen Oxford bags.
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.