In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1imbécil masculinependejo masculine Southern Cone Latin America vulgar slangpendeja feminine Southern Cone Latin America vulgar slanggilipollas feminine Spain vulgar slanghuevón masculine Andes Venezuela vulgar slanghuevona feminine Andes Venezuela vulgar slangpelotudo masculine South America vulgar slangpelotuda feminine South America vulgar slangboludo masculine River Plate Colombia Venezuela vulgar slangboluda feminine River Plate Colombia Venezuela vulgar slang
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.