In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In modern usage, apoplexy and stroke are synonymous terms, referring to sudden and lasting impairment of brain function caused by obstruction of or haemorrhage from the cerebral blood vessels.
- He set every stone with his own hands and on coming ashore at the end of June, he complained of illness and died of apoplexy on July 6.
- He was stricken with apoplexy and died the next day.
- James, who was about thirty-five years of age and of quiet and sober habits, had died from apoplexy.
- The association between hypertension and a ‘hardening’ of the pulse and apoplexy has been recognised for hundreds of years.
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.