In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Two of the design features of the Mills bomb are still to be found in many modern hand grenades - the split pin and the handle which secures the spring-loaded firing pin.
- The split pin was wrenched out by nitrogen-crazed river weed and there you are.
- It was only sealed with a split pin so she opened the envelope and pulled out the documents.
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.