In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Correcting his splay feet was not that simple.
- If I had splay-feet, it must be that I didn't take care each day to walk a straight line and wear the right shoes.
- Not only did Will suffer from scoliosis, his right leg was ‘shaped like a bow’ and he also had a splay-foot.
- Beautiful Dog rolled his eyes at his god, swung his tail, waggled his ears, made uncouth movements with his splay feet, and grinned from ear to ear.
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.