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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- Ms Sheppard said: ‘People tend to think of the Victorians as prudes but this dress is quite revealing.’
- Almodovar's films and stories are not for all, as I would assume the sexual content and subject matter would be frowned upon by some, but prudes aside this is a great movie.
- I am not a prude and I am not shocked by violence or sexuality, but I am disgusted that these directors assume that their own neuroses are traits shared by all humans.
- Leland Ryken in his book on the Puritans, Worldly Saints, has shown by extensive quotes that the Puritans were anything but prudes about sex.
- He was neither a prude nor a Puritan, but he was scornful of self-indulgence, and though he earned a reputation as the champion of the poor, it was only of the deserving and never of the idle.
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.