In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(wild rose)rosal silvestre masculine
1also brier woodmadera de brezo feminine
2also brier pipepipa de madera de brezo feminine
- The Centenier finished his coffee, while Holmes selected and filled his briar pipe.
- The briar pipe continued to epitomise solid, dependable, common sense masculinity.
- Every man present had filled his clay or briar pipes with good Virginia tobacco.
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.