In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(chute)trampilla de la carbonera feminine
2British(indoor bunker)carbonera feminine
- In John's day, there were cellars, coal-holes, a midden and such external toilet arrangements as might be imagined in the yard behind the house.
- Dolly advises him to either spank her or put her alone in the coal-hole if she is naughty.
- It pays to ask around locally before buying - sets have been unearthed in Church cellars, museums, under beds and even in coal-holes!
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.