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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- The increasing popularity of miniskirts, tights and trousers for women... led to the demise of the suspender belt and the growth in demand for bras and pantie girdles.
- A lot of girls/women did wear stockings under trousers in the 50s and 60s even though, in Britain, pantie girdles were not common, so the stockings had to be held up with an open girdle or suspender belt.
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.