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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- The great thing about sausage dogs is how far their heads are from their tails and, as a direct result, how ridiculous they look.
- A woman has just walked past with six sausage dogs; the leads look like cocktail sticks.
- Marv lives downstairs and has a very stupid sausage dog called Sizzles.
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.