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've got a peacock-green number, a black thing with loads of diamanté, and a shiny silver one with a dangerously low neckline.
- We can shape it into a heart, if you like, or we can apply diamanté round the edges.
- Juliet Dunn is another designer who has sharpened up the caftan by using diamanté or sequins alongside the expected swirls of embroidery.
- Otherwise, diamanté, marcasite, enamel and coloured faux gems of every kind all look good.
- I take the word of V & A curator Claire Wilcox that the safety pin dress is superbly tailored, but up close it looks even tackier than I had imagined, ditto the blue satin number studded with diamanté, once worn by Diana, Princess of Wales.
- There's even a small selection of products for the hen and stag dos, including T-shirts featuring key words in diamanté on the front such as ‘Sexy bridesmaid’ and ‘Groom's mother’.
- Deborah Allen, from Darlington, had diamanté on her flamboyant hat, on her pink strappy sandals and even at her fingertips - but then she does own a nail bar.
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.