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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- Cross-country running began in England in the early 19th century through a school game called ‘hare and hounds’ or ‘the paper chase.’
- Club members of all ages and abilities will be out in force on Boxing Day for the annual paperchase around Hayes Common.
- If people wish to get their rocks off by riding horses around the countryside then so be it… do a drag hunt or paper chase - there is no need to involve a fox or any other living creature here.
- For the uninitiated, the Hash House Harriers were first established in Malaysia in 1938, when a group of British ex-pats had been meeting for regular ‘hare and hounds’ runs based on English public school paper chases.
- Some Saturday afternoons we served tea for the harriers who did paper chases and some Sundays we had Bible Class teas at different churches.
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.