In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In the 1960s and 1970s, a new winceyette nightie and a boxed set of pink talc and bath cubes from Woolies were the ultimate in luxury.
- I'm warm in my striped winceyette pyjamas and soft cotton bedding, my bedspread pulled up tight around my ears.
- What is the type of linen and towels used, could it be bobbly winceyette sheets for summer use?
- Minimalism won't suit those of us who like to sleep with fluffy toys or wear floral winceyette nighties.
- In a world of Gap, Armani and Nike swooshes, the St Michael label has the feel of winceyette nighties and prawn sandwiches.
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.