In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Firedogs were made to occupy the tall and wide fireplaces in the principal rooms of Venetian palazzi.
- Many of the cast-iron firedogs are reproduced from the original 16th to 18th Century patterns.
- The most spectacular of these is the Capel Garmon firedog from North Wales, with its magnificent horns and elaborate and fanciful manes.
- Take the pair of silvered bronze firedogs made in the style of the late seventeenth century that ornamented the fireplace of the Grand Salon.
- He also designed eminently practical and sleek kettles, firedogs, fenders, and fire screens.
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.