In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The term ‘airport novel’ is now used rather disparagingly, many claiming the genre is a front for smut, sleaze and shop-soiled erotica.
- Libraries look unkempt and the books are shop-soiled and dog-eared.
- He's a shop-soiled, aging diva, long past his sell-by date.
- He has the choice of confronting Cameron's little-known and mainly male front bench with untried young Brownites (also mainly male), or with shop-soiled ministers whose appearance on the airwaves prompts a rush for the ‘off’ switch.
- The children's grief over their dead mother and their father's attraction to a charity worker begin to dominate, which is a shame as these are the most conventional and shop-soiled aspects of the film.
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.