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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- I have to weave about and even step into the road, because of the cars - and vans and trucks and the occasional pantechnicon - parked on the pavement.
- After the war Mr Taylor took the models - so big they had to be loaded into two pantechnicons - to Paris and across the Atlantic to Canada, where they created a great deal of interest.
- Even if Mr. Mopp cleared the place out and disappeared with a loaded pantechnicon, he could afford to replace just about everything.
- A furniture pantechnicon was backing into the entrance of the freight elevator, and the carpets and stereo-speakers, dressing tables and bedside lamps would soon be carried up the elevator shaft to form the elements of a private world.
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?
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