In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
informal, child language
1pajarito masculinepío-pío masculine child languagewatch the dickeybird! — ¡mira el pajarito!
- A tiny dicky bird has told me Edmonton's answer to Rufus Wainwright will bring his quirky sensibility to the upcoming Enbridge Symphony in the Park.
- That's what a little dicky bird claims to have overheard, and he has passed along the transcript to the Professor.
- A little dicky bird tootled discordantly by the waterhole the other day, distracting the Professor from his joyful sifting of all the bargains to be found on the bustling bourses of our free-market world.
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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.