In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Five gunmen, dressed in combat dress and balaclavas, fired a volley of shots in the air in front of a cheering crowd.
- As one military analyst noted: ‘Standing on the armoured vehicle with the cannon not capped and in combat dress, that's a show of force.’
- Marching behind are 15 Japanese samurai wearing combat dress and carrying 4ft-long swords.
- Some participants pass and kick footballs to each other, while others go the distance in full combat dress.
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.