In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Her/His Britannic Majesty — Su Majestad Británica
- Not all the arguments which apply to the British monarchy will apply to others (or even to other realms of Her Britannic Majesty), but I will concentrate here on the British arguments.
- Her Britannic Majesty is, after all, only human.
- Her Britannic Majesty's correct title is: Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- It recalled that stirring Britannic anthem, Hearts of Oak (sadly unheard at the Proms this year).
- It is unclear how the Druids inter-tied with the larger corpus of Britannic, as well as Celtic, pre-Christian religious practices, or even how long the category existed prior to Roman invasion.
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.