In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1alrededor dehaciacirca 900 BC — alrededor del año 900 AC
- Like a lot of boys born in Ireland circa 1979 and 1980, my brother too bears a name that betrays his vintage.
- Mountmellick courthouse was built circa 1840 and served the town for close on a century and a half.
- This was student politics circa 1926, in the days when electing a rector at Edinburgh University caused mayhem in the city.
- My earliest Guernsey ancestor whose name I know was born circa 1780.
- The earliest use of the term was recorded in Texas circa 1850.
- This was a bag you'd take when setting off for London on a steamship circa 1955.
- For some reason we were discussing Coronation Street, and I quoted my favourite line, circa 1966
- This was, in fact, the widely perceived view prior to circa 1990.
- The room itself is decorated in the style of a particularly tasteless English living room, circa 1976.
- He discovered a settlement dating back to the early bronze age, circa 2000 BC, in Warburton.
- Jakober's narrator, Paul, is a repressed Christian monk circa the First Crusade.
- The can of Golden Circle Pineapple Chunks has the label design circa 1985.
- My maternal grandmother got her bachelor's degree in Home Economics there back circa 1934.
- This was circa 1977 and ‘new age traveller’ was not part of the common vocabulary of the time.
- This construction, despite often being called the Yorkshire Stonehenge, is a reproduction, circa 1820.
- We recently bought a new house that had a couple of large ceiling fans from circa 1980.
- In one shot, an extra is clearly seen to be wearing a Taiga jacket, a trademark of Vancouver circa 1990s or later.
- You would be forgiven for thinking that you were in New England circa 1880.
- This is the melee that is urban India, circa 2004.
- The ancient church dates to circa 1000 AD and is the oldest standing building in the parish of Aghamore.
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.