In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The bed had a mustard coloured candlewick bedspread
- The evening will feature a large display of crafts, candlewick embroidery, chicken scratch embroidery, rag dolls and much more.
- He falls asleep while praying on his knees and wakes up with his mouth full of candlewick bedspread.
- Bed & Breakfast has thrown off its traditional candlewick bedspread image and moved upscale.
- A single tear ran down his face and onto the candlewick bedspread.
- The roomy double bedroom suites were originally plainly decorated, their walls covered with sea grass, the beds under light-colored candlewick counterpanes, and pale Wilton wall-to-wall carpeting.
- After years of climbing under worn candlewick bedspreads with the words ‘breakfast will be at quarter to seven’ ringing in our ears, we were bowled over by the cosy and almost chichi surroundings of Seaview.
- When you think of seaside hotels, moth-eaten candlewick bedspreads and ferocious landladies usually come to mind.
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.