In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Now get this straight, this is a man who has over the decades put himself forward as the adjudicator of honest, straight news reporting (the profession's panjandrums I've noticed over the years love to shower him with awards).
- After the 2000 election, the panjandrums of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council ascribed Vice President Al Gore's failure to win the presidency to his ‘business-bashing populism.’
- Arledge, the late ABC sports panjandrum, set the tone of covering the Olympics.
- The jobs of chairman and director-general are usually bestowed upon people of epic self-importance, panjandrums who consider themselves to be famous and have indeed achieved much greatness in their respective spheres.
- Lou Gerstner, high panjandrum at IBM, has been awarded an honorary knighthood in the Queen's latest birthday honours list.
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.