In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- This is British gymnastics' high-performance centre in Toxteth, equipped with springy floors - no shoes, please - and a mechanics' pit, bars, beams, rings and vaulting horses.
- Since the vaulting horse was accidentally set too low for the first half of the competition, the Olympic all-around final was compromised beyond hope.
- Patterson was among many junior gymnasts opting to use the new Pegasus-style vaulting table, while others used the old vaulting horse.
- He evaded capture for 24 hours, but was caught and taken to Stalag Luft III - already famous as the scene of the Wooden Horse escape where prisoners disguised their tunnel with a wooden vaulting horse.
- A group of Allied POWs held captive by the Nazis in Stalag Luft III hatch an audacious plan (inspired by Greek mythology) to use an exercise vaulting horse to disguise their escape tunnelling activities.
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.