In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(game)tipo de béisbol que se juega sin bate y con bola de goma
- Punchball is a sport similar to baseball but without a pitcher, catcher, or bat.
- I come from the part of Brooklyn, N.Y., where girls played punchball or handball, unless they were fortunate enough to have someone pay for their tennis lessons.
- Punchball should be declared an Olympic event.
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.