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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- ‘Well, we only do general delivery for thirty days.’
- As I have no mailbox yet at all, and have used nothing but the P. O. box for all of my correspondence for years, I will have to go with the general delivery option, at least for the time being.
- Till then, remote farming families had to trudge through all weathers to the nearest township to pick up their mail care of general delivery.
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.