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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- A lightly-metalled road was found south of the river at Spital Street, Dartford, interpreted as an early line for Watling Street; while north of the river, at Old Ford, London, archaeologists found a single-carriageway unmetalled road.
- The unmetalled road became a quagmire of mud in winter, and a rough, dried up track in summer.
- You didn't mention, Beta, that the roads are unmetalled; the electricity is unreliable and intermittent; the water still comes from a well; there are no street-lamps and the only transport we've got is oxen, goat or mule-driven.
- The road was unmetalled red earth - and when Muisto's father met them, it was in a horse and cart.
- The toughest part of the race was in Siberia, where the mud and unmetalled roads meant the Flyer covered just 60 miles in four days.
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.