In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He lowered his spyglass, examined it, rubbed the lenses at both ends, adjusted it and peered through it again.
- Muttering under his breath, the soldier extended the spyglass, increasing the magnification of the instrument.
- After several minutes of searching, he reluctantly lowered the spyglass and turned to face his men.
- He took the spyglass and peered through it silently, focusing on the boy.
- Pellew took out his small spyglass and trained it southwest.
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.