In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The whipcord only reached eight to ten feet from the handle, at least it seemed it would.
- The cat-o-nine-tails (thick leather whip) with its knitted thongs of whipcord was pickled in brine to stiffen it when there was an imminent flogging.
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.