In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- After three hours the twin jets - each five times hotter than the surface of sol - were shutting down, but their nuclear ghosts lingered for minutes after.
- The sleek, almost sinister appearing, twin jet was the fastest thing in the sky and could outrun a Mustang by over a 100-mph.
- The dull roar of the twin jets sitting five feet below me, usually a comfort, were now a cause for worry - would they hold up under the additional strain of the combat settings, which had increased their power output above redline?
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.