In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The period saw the transition of British Army uniform from red wool serge coats to khaki cotton, and gaiters were replaced by puttees.
- Anand's protagonist, Bakha, wants to wear trousers, breeches, coat, puttees and boots.
- Michael Barber says that puttees were replaced by anklets in 1939.
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.