In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I slept on a truckle bed, sharing a room with two brothers in their thirties.
- Tours are offered (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) of his modest house, where he slept in a truckle bed and practised in an interior of monastic restraint.
- Essential for sleepovers, the truckle bed simply pulls out ready-for-use when friends come to stay.
- There he settled him back down onto the truckle bed and felt his brow and pulse.
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.