In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Piercing whiffs of eau de vie de Poire William and smoked almonds hide none of the intoxicating spiciness on the palate before thankfully taking on more pleasant flavours of oaked tropical fruits and another rush of spice.
- Keep warm and add the plum eau de vie just before serving.
- One is spoilt for choice with cognacs such as Armagnac and Calvados, as well as various eaux de vie to digest a hearty meal.
- There are half a dozen different eaux de vie, grappas, Calvados, Armagnacs, as well as a comprehensive beer and wine list.
- And even there we were treated to a new drinking experience - prune cocktail, prepared using prune eau de vie, sparkling wine and a single prune sitting and fizzing away at the bottom of the glass.
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.