In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The cocktails, nicely, are served in coupes, not martini glasses.
- Champagne and other sparkling wines were for long drunk in a flat, saucer-like glass called a coupe, but this has been abandoned in favour of the tall flûte which preserves the wine's mousse.
- Classically, the dessert is served in a coupe dish, which is stemmed, and has a wide, deep bowl.
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.