In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of cigarette)colilla femininepucho masculine Southern Cone informal
2(of conversation)don't pick up fag ends — no sabes de qué estamos hablando
- she's always picking up fag ends — siempre está metiendo su cuchara sin saber de qué se está hablando
3(remnant)restosthe fag end of the day/game — el final del día/partido
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.