In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- His on-field partnership with fellow Galway great Frank Stockwell saw the pair earn the sobriquet of the ‘Terrible Twins’ - a name borne of their almost telepathic understanding.
- Early on Sunday morning last, a person who lives at Brampton, near Appleby and who we only know by the sobriquet of ‘Cock Robin’, narrowly escaped being drowned.
- He laughs when asked about his new sobriquet of Britain's richest man.
- Frank, as his sobriquet implies, is a giant of a man.
- John Mullan discusses Charles Edward Stuart's sobriquets, but we should remember that most of his followers in 1745 were Gaelic-speakers.
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.