In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I laughed as I signed the chitty and asked if the company offered a similar scheme for customers.
- The Repo man pushed the chitty into Derek's hand and ambled back to his repossessing.
- I got to see the doc and must have presented well because I was sent off clutching some pills - a strong diuretic - and a chitty to go for a chest x-ray.
- The swimming is lovely and signing of chitties for ice-cool beers at the swimming pool bar is the main effort of the day.
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.