In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- According to a police spokesman, the driver lost control of the vehicle after his tar-laden trailer began fishtailing.
- Suddenly, I lost control of the vehicle as it fishtailed all over the street, then the vehicle stopped.
- It fishtailed wildly before crashing into a light post and coming to a complete stop.
- The convertible fishtailed, squealing, and ended up halfway off the road.
- The road is extremely slippery after rain and people fishtail all over it and if it doesn't rain the corrugations rattle your car apart.
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.