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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- Close behind the red-jacketed men came stout ladies in dog-tooth hacking jackets.
- She squealed dramatically and grabbed the sleeve of Theo's dog-tooth jacket, her eyeballs seeming suddenly to bulge at the drama of it all.
- They wore bumster trousers in black-and-white dog-tooth, pirate shirts, white boots and gymslips.
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.