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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- My dad worked a lot of different kinds of jobs, but for the last 25 or so years of his life he worked in the cosmetics business, manufacturing cold creams, toilet water and other products.
- Flowers and herbs can be made into colognes and toilet waters that are a delight to use.
- Combine basil essential oil with other essential oils to make perfumes and toilet water.
- The determined or decadent amongst us can even make their own toilet water to waft around.
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.