In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Juegostablero grueso con perforaciones que contienen papeles con números que los participantes extraen rompiendo el sello que cubre cada perforación
- I can remember as a kid little pocket revolvers were often offered as prizes on punchboards.
- In the first half of the 20th century, every little store had a punchboard with one of the main prizes being a nickel-plated pocket pistol.
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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.