In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- After lunch by the riverside on our final day we watch as a small black beetle battles with a much bigger spider, assuming mistakenly that the larger insect has it all sewn up.
- I daresay every black beetle thinks it must have a complete explanation of the world as one of the indispensable qualifications of a respectable cockroach.
- Large shiny black beetles who know a trick or two about tooting have invaded the complex.
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.