In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He put his head back onto a blanket roll that served as a pillow and stretched out on the sidewalk.
- He searched out with stiff fingers for his blanket roll tied on his pack.
- ‘We'll stay here the night, then head out in the morning, he said tossing his blanket roll beside the river bank.
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.