In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The favourite of clothing designers is cotton batiste or silk organza.
- It's used to create decorative openwork stitching on tightly woven fabrics such as linen and fine batiste.
- Rolled-hem feet are designed for fine to mediumweight fabrics such as cotton batiste, broadcloth and handkerchief linen.
- Lightweight fabrics such as synthetic sheers, batiste, taffeta, velvet, stretch fabric, tricot and plastic film would need a ‘size 11 ‘needle.’
- The essential accessory for a Spanish lady of fashion was more likely to be a large embroidered or lace-edged square of fine batiste cotton.
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.