In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the dog days — la canícula literary
- The dog days of January and February have set in.
- Fortunately, even in the slow dog days of summer, quality rock music is an unstoppable force.
- At this time of year, in the dog days of winter, it's really nice to perk up jaded taste buds by injecting a bit of zest into your cooking.
- We knew that because we played our medium to small sized stadium gigs during the dog days of the third Thatcher term.
- It comes to mind now because the 2001 season is about to enter the dog days, and while we don't know yet who the winners will be come October, we can identify the losers.
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.