In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- I much prefer boarding to being a day girl, though I miss the way you can go home and watch TV in your own time.
- Sophie became a day girl at the £1400-a-term Kent College for Girls in Pembury, where she also enjoyed riding, ballet and amateur dramatics.
- They now have accommodation for 40 boarders and nine day girls.
- One is a boarding scholarship and the other is for a day girl.
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.