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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- Peacetime National Service lasted from 1945 until 1963; for every man who was called up into the Royal Navy, 12 served in the Royal Air Force while 33 ended up square-bashing in the army.
- But it is not all about square-bashing - in that sense the programme has changed remarkably in the past ten to twelve years.
- I've done my years of square-bashing and rifle-toting.
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.