In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- According to the ad, ‘Julius would like to give you some straight talk about French letters.’
- I had taken some trouble to insert among the smoked salmon and cream cheese, a French letter.
- The new orthodoxy preached by the ostensibly liberal apostles of political correctness sanctifies the condom, no longer to be referred to disparagingly as the rubber Johnny or the French letter.
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.