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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- If you were looking out for the next car to get the go-faster stripes, sporty skirts, alloy wheels and souped-up engine, the smart car would probably not be at the top of your list, or even on it.
- Adapting that fig and cashew loaf to apricot and hazelnut is the domestic version of painting go-faster stripes on the side of your Ford Escort.
- In their shame Ford mocked up a Torino-esque Cortina by adding nothing more than go-faster stripes and a mildly enhanced BHP.
- It's as embarrassing as a red Cortina with go-faster stripes.
- Do you trade it in for a newer model - something with go-faster stripes and surround sound - or do you spend time fixing what you've got?
- He or she is assisted in this flagrant disrespect of the speed limit by the car manufacturer who appears to have designed their models with a wider wheel-base, rocket assisted shock absorbers and go-faster stripes.
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.