In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I'll have tea towel, dressing gown, false beard, toy baa-lamb under one arm.
- He would be able to fit right in with all the other chaps admiring prams and nursery mobiles with the duckies and baa-lambs in the metrosexual male department at Myers.
- ‘Vegetarians’ who eat fish are demi-vegetarians, i.e., they won't eat moo-cows or baa-lambs but they eat fish because there weren't any nice nursery rhymes about fish.
- I only regret that I forgot to take my camera so you urban-dwellers could see the cruelty that they would like little baa-lambs to suffer.
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.