In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to chew the cud — rumiar literal
- They're feasting on some of the best cud for miles.
- And I could only stare, my mouth hung open dumbly like a cow gumming its cud.
- She had come here to reject William and instead she was daydreaming about Arthur and watching with a growing sense of repulsion as William chewed incessantly, like a cow with a mouthful of cud.
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.