In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The stuff goes on well enough on the flat, but poking it into the carious vermiculations of randomly quarried puddingstone turned out to be a bit of a challenge.
- This is a single 12 ft long, hand-coloured pull-out sheet depicting a landscape with cartoon figures, illustrating terms such as puddingstone, Old Red and intrusion, by C. M. Webster, produced in London about 1840.
- The stone is ‘puddingstone’ and the bronze marker is 18'; x 12'.
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.