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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- I'm fortunate in having a decent cobbler nearby, so I can get boots reheeled until the uppers collapse.
- He has the sense to wear a nice suit in a dark navy wool but matches it with terrible, cheap loafers with a metal bar across the instep that are in desperate need of a polish and a reheel.
- I accept that someone may be telling me to get my cowboy boots reheeled.
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.