In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
adverb & adjective
- Biography, as Bertie Wooster might have put it, is a dashed tricky business.
- Holyrood palace is teeming with life, and the dashed thing about it is that the grouse season hasn't even opened yet.
- On the face of it - and a dashed pretty face it is too - Sophia Myles is a bundle of cliches.
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.