In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- ‘She was a friend of my wife's mother,’ he says, ‘and taught me to double-declutch, which was really necessary because my first car, the one I learnt to drive in, was an NSU Prinz with no synchromesh between first and second.’
- When he got over the initial shock, the customer he was visiting in Newcastle helped prop him up on cushions in the car and he somehow managed to drive home, double-declutching because he couldn't move his legs properly.
- Ever after that I double declutched every standard car I ever owned believing to this day that it was better for the transmission.
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.