In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The official beginning of cheerleading was in the 1920s when ivy-league schools had cheerleaders with coloured pompoms leading the crowd in choruses of, ‘rah, rah, sis, boom, bah!’
- Hayden stood up and gave a fake ‘rah, rah,’ doing his best male cheerleader impression.
- ‘Go, team, rah, rah, rah,’ Billie said, unenthusiastically.
- It was originally going to be Rachel with the room to herself, but now this, so yay rah!
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.