In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(+ singular verb) serpientes y escaleras feminine
- Right now we've got two slightly demented cats who, when not playing chutes and ladders amid empty boxes, stare fixedly at the walls.
- Born broke with a dead mother and a deadbeat artist father, Becky Sharp relies on her cunning to scale her way up and along the chutes and ladders of British society.
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.