In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The firm was known for its cough medicine, but in fact the products included hair cream, brilliantine, and others.
- A man his age, his hair combed back with brilliantine, was nestled in one of the chairs.
- Prior to the 1970's an oily dressing, like brilliantine, was popular among smart young men.
- Guttman, closely cropped, clean-shaven and smelling of brilliantine, heads for Mozambique.
- My hair is wavy now that I rubbed fingertips of brilliantine through it and combed and brushed it.
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.