In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Enter this mystical city through a narrow, cobbled street where street vendors selling everything from sweetmeats to silver trinkets and leather slippers call out to passing trade.
- Candy sweetmeats, sugar, ice cream, condiments, tea and coffee should also be avoided.
- When it comes to finding such Australian sweetmeats as witchetty grubs and honey pot ants, Aboriginal women are masters at divining underground hideouts.
- The fruits are eaten stewed, candied, in sweetmeats, and in a jelly.
- All that was lacking was our traditional sweetmeat, shortbread in a tartan tin.
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.