In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Many of the president's erstwhile critics seem willing to give him a chance.
- But there's nothing like a common enemy to get erstwhile rivals to work together.
- Or is it more a question of a prime minister losing the trust of his people, including some his erstwhile friends and allies?
- To be fair to the script writers, they have made Todd behave in a way which entitled his erstwhile friends and neighbours to complain about his conduct.
- He assuredly bumped off a formidable array of erstwhile friends and possible rivals.
- The future, as foreseen by Douglas Hurd, erstwhile Foreign Secretary to Margaret Thatcher, looks intriguing.
- Oil money has corrupted the media and a considerable segment of erstwhile critical intellectuals.
- The stately buildings, erstwhile the abode of the honoured and wealthy of the city, are now tenanted by humble toilers, or turned into places of business.
- Thus it came to pass that one of the islands of the Archipelago of Bermuda, erstwhile the haunt of buccaneers, became the lair of another gang.
- Getting a brand that was erstwhile pushed by James Bond himself?
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.