In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- As others have pointed out, it's like being whisked back to the 1950s, except that then the only thing on TV at 1.30 pm was the test card, although that was much more riveting viewing.
- Practice varied from company to company - but the ten minutes of blank silence before the ITA test card appeared always gave a dramatic feeling of finality to the transmission.
- I still secretly believe that afternoons are the time for the test card and you shouldn't watch television when the sun is out.
- Viewers started to get used to the idea that if they switched on their TV screens before 9 am they would have a programme to watch as opposed to a test card or a blank screen.
- A full day of test card and music is unimaginable today - but television then was packaged as an evening activity, and daytime broadcasting was almost seen as vulgar and over the top.
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.