In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to go for a burton — irse al traste / al diablo / al cuerno informal
- Cardiff's unbeaten start was not the only record to go for a burton.
- My CD player has gone for a burton; I don't know what on earth is wrong with it.
- Someone would say ‘Bill Smith went for a burton last night’.
- And there's where rule Number Three went for a burton.
- This weekend's long run has gone for a burton courtesy of a trip to the Azores tomorrow.
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.