In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ship ahoy! — ¡barco a la vista!
- ahoy there! — ¡ah del barco!
- It will be ship ahoy for the brave mum-of-two Marie next Tuesday as she takes up the Cabin Fever challenge on board a 90 ft Schooner ship.
- The ref blows for full time - golden goal or penalties ahoy!
- Christmas ahoy: Christmas parties are the next big thing in the pipeline in the area.
- I mean, this was a man who greeted somebody travelling in a land-based vehicle with the words ‘Well ahoy there.’
- We didn't know what it was going to be like when we started, but as we got into it, more and more people, all the emails I get now instead of hi Peter, it's ahoy!
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.