In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the bank sent me a snorter (of a letter) — el banco me mandó una carta tremebunda / una carta de aquellas coloquial
- The Sergeant looked at me incredulously. ‘That is a great curiosity,’ he said, ‘a very difficult piece of puzzledom, a snorter.’
- And the second was a snorter that surprised him at the last World Cup.
- At that stage, 18 were needed in 11 balls and the snorter at Giles' throat ended up being spooned over Gilchrist and the game had changed in the matter of one ball.
- The goal kicker then edged his side in front with eight minutes left with another penalty but Jenkins promptly replied with another snorter of a drop goal from 40 metres.
- He got a snorter that reared up at his bat handle from just short of a length.
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.