In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Let me hasten to add, that's the smaller ball of real tennis, about 5-1/2 centimetres in diameter, not today's familiar lawn tennis ball.
- He needed his own energy, particularly for the scene in which he plays real tennis against Dudley.
- He can be passionate about beekeeping or real tennis or skiing or collecting old books; but buildings are merely assets to buy and sell.
- The Earl's penchant is for real tennis, the sport through which he met his wife.
- In the early years of the reign of Henry VIII a law was passed in 1512 that banned the ordinary person from a whole range of games such as real tennis, as favoured by Henry VII, cards, dice, bowls and skittles.
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.