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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- Both houses are conventionally built from a double skin of blockwork, with a cavity, and stone cladding to the exterior, plus partial weatherboarding.
- It was built of red brick and weatherboarding, topped by a steep-pitched roof.
- In an extreme case, water could get behind the weatherboarding into the wooden framework of the house, and over time that could leave it in a potential state of collapse.
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.