In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I was barely even seventeen yet and so I could not get a job as a schoolmistress or a governess.
- Primary schoolmasters and schoolmistresses, the instituteurs and institutrices, were liberated from the grip of the church, and in 1889 they became employees of the central state instead of the local council.
- Individual schoolmistresses and teachers in the academies and seminaries that proliferated in Alexandria during the antebellum period offered instruction in a wide range of useful and ornamental subjects.
- In 1836-1837, her career as a schoolmistress thwarted by ill health, she suffered a nervous breakdown.
- Fortunately, their landlady, a retired schoolmistress, warmly welcomes and befriends them.
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.