In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Stand to the side of someone shooting a Model 1873 chambered for a .45 Colt and loaded with black powder.
- The real reasons why I like to shoot black powder in cartridge firing guns is it works so well, and it is authentic.
- Filled with an explosive combination of saltpeter and black powder, these were the primitive ancestors of rockets.
- The news is now reporting the explosive was a toy grenade filled with black powder and a fuse.
- I prefer to use black powder with the replica Springfield, Remington and Sharps rifles.
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.