In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be de rigueur — ser de rigor
- lower hemlines are de rigueur this season — esta temporada se imponen las faldas más largas
- As for kissing other women, it is de rigueur to 'kiss air' somewhere near the other woman's cheek, though the cheeks usually make contact.
- Corporate data governance is in the process of moving from de rigueur to de facto to de jure.
- Plenty of musicians have their own blogs and online tour diaries have become de rigueur.
- A list of favorite books is de rigueur for any forgettable personal webpage.
- Free entry-level products are rapidly become de rigueur in many areas of software, notably in programming tools where there are hundreds of thousands of freely available goods.
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.