In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It has 300 miles of exquisite coastline, the bleak beauty of Dartmoor, a chunk of unspoilt Exmoor, as well as its characteristic combes, vast hanging copses of oak and beech, and rugged, still-healthy rivers.
- It stands in a wooded coomb with a natural spring at its head.
- There are several loops which take you down into the steep, thickly wooded ‘combes’ beneath the hills.
- The return route used a short section of the Ridgeway and then the footpath down a sheltered coombe and a short roam on newly mapped access land.
- On June 22 some 30 members visited a Tudor Manor with formal manorial garden set in a steep and secluded wooded coomb.
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.