In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- ‘Why did you leave a message on my answerphone?’
- As it happens, I have an answerphone and Caller ID, but disproportionate numbers of elderly or infirm people don't, and harassment is harassment.
- If you telephone us, please talk to the answerphone!
- Returning from work, I find a message from a cheery-sounding woman on my answerphone.
- The device is a telephone, answerphone, fax, personal organiser and monitor, with email facilities, all rolled into one.
- I was just online and the downstairs phone rang, and the answerphone kicked in.
- It's not the prettiest phone in the world but my main desire was a cordless phone with an answerphone and speed-dial and this was the cheapest one of those.
- As is usual with the house phone, I leave it to go onto the answerphone - anyone worth talking to will start leaving a message and if I want to talk to them then I can pick it up and do so.
- And he said that sales came through the human touch rather than relying on answerphones and other machines.
- Ownership of other communication links such as answerphones, fax, and internet are all likely to increase too, and this will add to the problems of contacting householders by phone.
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.