In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It's when the breeze comes from the side, and slightly abaft of abeam, that a vessel can achieve its fastest point of sail.
- The blizzard made it impossible to see anything abaft of the bridge.
- A built-in motor bracket cuts cockpit noise and adds security in big seas from abaft.
- With six months' stores, she draws twenty-two foot nine, abaft.
- The swell was either just abaft or on the beam and at night you couldn't see it.
- Terry looked abaft himself and saw that the fearsome man had indeed gone.
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.