In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- ‘Property is supposed to be alienable,’ she said.
- A tenant is the owner of a legal estate in land and it is a basic principle of English law that an estate in land is freely alienable.
- It is not alienable intellectual property - but constant, irretrievably and forever after granted.
- That the ‘good of the country’ is somehow alienable from the civil liberties of the people is something I have difficulty comprehending.
- A person's fame or ‘publicity right’ is deemed to be fully alienable and descendible.
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.