In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I've never had any time for the sort of people who describe themselves as ‘wine enthusiasts’ and wear velvet smoking jackets at home on Friday evenings.’
- He always wears a red smoking jacket and an ascot and a monocle at his parties, and really cool, eclectic people will be there.
- The great English dandy wears chalkstripe trousers, damask waistcoats, velvet smoking jackets and embroidered leather coats, while combining them with eskimo, parkas, work jackets in leather, cotton and wool.
- I'm wearing my usual minute-by-minute attire Dave: a maroon crushed velvet smoking jacket, a fez, a monocle, expensive red silk pyjamas and politically incorrect ermine slippers.
- No longer in his emerald silk lapelled jacket, the Professor wore a smoking jacket made of magenta velvet with black piping.
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.