In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Newly drafted in from Europe for the most part, they died like flies in the pestiferous climate.
- The doctor then went on to add with even further disgust, ‘the clinic has become as ubiquitous as the mosquito in a swamp and equally pestiferous.’
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.