In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He stood by the fireplace in a worn uniform, his tricorn under his arm, tapping his fingers on the mantel.
- He was dressed in a worn tricorn, a dark homespun coat, knee-length breeches, dark stocking, and heavy brogue shoes.
- From the simplest berets and plain straw bonnets to turbans, toques and tricorns, hats are central to her look.
- A young soldier, his black tricorn at a jaunty angle, moved to make room for him.
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.