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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- It was built in 1924 by Captain Wolte Murray of brick and roughcast with lattice windows all under a slate roof.
- A new purpose-built thing in white roughcast, it doubled as a tourist information office and flew the Starred Circle flag of Europe.
- She was aware that her neighbour had previously been conned by callers who had replaced guttering and some of the roughcast on her bungalow walls.
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.