In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- And he can light the blue touchpaper on a Roman Candle, but it may be impossible to tell whether the ensuing two second fizzing is the intended special effect or a product malfunction.
- Light the blue touchpaper, and retire to a safe distance.
- At the time the first touchpaper was scheduled to be lit, cars were still queueing bumper to bumper on Netherhampton Road.
- They delight in allowing their children within close proximity of devices that will burn their faces off quicker than you can say 'light the blue touchpaper and stand well back'.
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.