In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A spiffing new parlour game for the chattering classes has come to our attention.
- Two viewpoints sounds spiffing to me (if a little confusing at first)!
- This is a spiffing example of someone who was physically prepared to deal with a bad situation.
- My boyfriend and I will be together 2 years next week, which is highly spiffing.
- I must say though that WH's book on Pit The Younger is very spiffing.
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.