In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Free play with our plasticine was fun; we made worms, hedgehogs, cottage loaves and fairy tea sets.
- Bread, the staff of life, comes in many different forms from flat up to the enormous cottage loaves.
- To ensure a good shaped cottage loaf the dough needs to be firm enough to support the weight of the top ball.
- There are Chelsea buns, Eccles cakes, tea cakes, cottage loaves and bloomers.
- The weathered sandstone pinnacles which adorn the ridge looked for all the world like gigantic cottage loaves piled one on the top of the other.
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.