In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Abruptly, I remember the stranger's last words, and dig into my pocket, drawing forth the clasp knife, wordlessly holding it out for her.
- Being thus provided with an opportunity to ruminate it was impossible not to think of the happy recovery of my clasp knife.
- Perhaps the most diagnostic type is the clasp knife that is frequently found on eighteenth-century French sites throughout interior North America.
- It was a clasp knife with a broken hasp and it swung open with the sound of a cockroach's shell crunching underfoot.
- Pulling worn roping gloves over his hands, he took out a clasp knife.
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.