In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- What to do with the powder horn, jar of foul-smelling trap bait, bullet molds, inflatable India-rubber pillow, small foot-shaped stones ideal for heating and dropping inside wet boots, and on and on multiplied indefinitely?
- In 1956 my parents bought me a Davy Crockett costume complete with powder horn and coonskin cap.
- The first section, ‘Men's Activities,’ includes objects such as a powder horn inscribed and decorated by its owner, decoys, and scrimshaw.
- He commandeered a powder horn from one of the men.
- A .45 caliber cap-and-ball rifle, complete with set triggers, bullet mould and powder horn given me by another uncle, was traded for something I can't even remember now.
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.