In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- No creatures reeking of brimstone entered our church.
- A fog covered her vision, a dark fog that smelt of burning brimstone.
- The smell of blood and brimstone filled the air.
- And still the wall of steam and brimstone advanced…
- At times mournful, and at other times gently consoling, there's little about it that smells of brimstone.
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.