In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The balsa wood was giving two coats of cellulose paint to seal it.
- The float is then given two coats of cellulose paint to seal it.
- Peer at the piece very closely and you may just make out the traces of what look like scars on the surface of the cellulose paint which coats these two huge bronze casts.
- Drawn by the smell of petrol and cellulose paint, Angus wandered into a car enthusiast's glory hole.
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.