In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Install a small electric water heater for heat and plumb it into the existing heater core, or use a small ceramic electric space heater.
- TV programmes and books try to persuade us that we, whoever we are, can make over scrubby lawns, erect decking, build pergolas, plumb in water features, and construct a little Blenheim in a rectangle of twenty by thirty feet.
- ‘Let's say that you have just bought a washing machine but you're having difficulty plumbing it in.’
- Once all the water and air systems have been plumbed in and the exhaust system and electronic and electrical connectors added, the engine is fired up.
- It was obvious that, at some stage, this sink had been plumbed in.
- ‘I had a flood in my kitchen after they fitted it as they had not plumbed the fittings in.’
- Quick update - just went to start plumbing in the kitchen, only to find that we've not got the right bits (I'll spare the details) so it's had to be put on hold.
- Still only another couple of days and I can look forward to cooking on gas again when the gas fitter plumbs in the new hob.
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.