In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I have to take a drug called Klonopin, which is like a Benzedrine.
- In the early hours of the morning, when everyone else was feeling tired, the Benzedrine clicked in and I could have gone on celebrating until dawn - it was my first and last experience of an ‘upper’!
- Hannah had fueled her body on nicotine, coffee, and Benzedrine in the past week; the abuse had taken its toll.
- That evening John, high on Benzedrine, came home and told us about the horrifying, hallucinatory experience he'd had at the library.
- Devastated, he increased his intake of Benzedrine and Seconal to help him sleep.
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.