In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A Marine Accident Investigation Branch report last week blamed the first officer of the German-registered ship for its sinking after he fell asleep at the controls and missed a vital change of course.
- The ship's first officer was asleep on his hammock, clutching something close to his chest.
- When he stepped out onto nighttime deck, he could see his first officer and a crewman standing in a circle talking with a group of crewmen from the Berlin, and he quickly made his way over to them.
- In March 2001, the first officer of the cruise ship Caledonian Star saw a wave that chilled his soul.
- His dad, Tom, now in his eighties, started off in the Navy as an able-bodied seaman, but worked his way up to become a first officer in the Admiralty.
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.