In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the pox — (syphilis) la sífilis
- pox-ridden — sifilítico
- a pox on you/him! — ¡mal rayo te/lo parta!
- Venereal disease, especially syphilis or the pox, also featured prominently in abusive language.
- Boswell's father wrote frankly to a female friend that his son had got the pox again; in reply, she noted that the disease had grown quite common.
- Today we've got pox on the brain; it's syphilis, and the arguments that rage around not only the disease but also the people who may have had it.
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.