In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1unidad de resistencia térmica, indica el grado de abrigo proporcionado por un producto textil
- I was in bed at 10 pm last night, all snuggled up comfy in my new 14.5 tog duvet.
- After that, I went off and spent a thousand quid on bedding: three duvets with different tog weights, silk sheets.
- Society will continue to have a drug problem for as long as we keep our heads well encased in 32 - tog coverlets.
- Sometimes I like winter and the rain: you feel so secure in your bed with your 12 tog blanket.
- I paid my first visit to a launderette for 21 years today in order to wash the two halves of our 15 - tog 3-year old super-kingsize duvet.
- There's nothing I like more than being warm and cosy under a 2-layered 15 tog quilt.
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.