In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Her, quote unquote, ‘good friend’ actor Brad Pitt - here they are recently playing at Jolie's England estate - is said to have accompanied Jolie and Maddox on the trip to Africa.
- Iran is not saying who they have but today said - quote - ‘a large number of small and big-time elements of al Qaeda figures are in our custody’ - unquote.
- Said Commission Chairman Thomas Kean - quote - ‘We still do not have a maximum effort against the most urgent threat, everybody agrees the most urgent threat to the American people’ - unquote.
- The company said, and I quote: ‘Our commitment to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner is a role we take very seriously’ - unquote.
- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman today said - quote - ‘We're getting a bit frustrated with Mexico’ - unquote - for not lifting bans on American beef.
- President Thabo Mbeki said in a newspaper article that - quote - ‘Africans will be objects of compassion and contempt until such time as we have become demonstrable masters of our own destiny’ - unquote.
- Government officials say they cannot comprehend the decision, because everyone is free to leave Ethiopia in a - quote / unquote - ‘legal way.’
- A fragile calm has returned to parts of Darfur in western Sudan, but only because - quote - ‘There's nothing left to burn’ - unquote.
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.