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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- But the most memorable was the ragman and his cart.
- Elkin does not wonder what it would be like if he were an elderly ragman, a peddler trundling a cart down the street and crying ‘Regs, all cloze.’
- I remember my mother just catching me before I handed my Sunday coat to the ragman and before someone else's offspring wore it.
- Chagall became a famous artist in Paris, and my father became a famous ragman in Amsterdam, New York.
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.