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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- There's no need these days to sit beside a telephone ‘waiting for a call’, or twiddle your thumbs waiting for a ‘trunk call’ to get through.
- ‘If she doesn't come back, perhaps she would write again or at least make a trunk call,’ added Linda.
- Private citizens may no longer make international calls and trunk calls in France are greatly restricted.
- In those days you used to make a trunk call and sometimes we used to have to wait an hour for a line to be connected all the way down from Scotland.
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.