In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The editor and owner of the paper then was John Galvin, the grand-uncle of the current owner, also John Galvin.
- The last member of the family who was involved in politics was my grand-uncle Joe Delaney, back in the 30s.
- Like his grand-uncle Frank, young Mark dreamed of being a fighter pilot with the RAF.
- Celebrants were Fr Joe Kennedy, a grand-uncle of Caroline, and Fr Sean Stokes, a relation of the groom.
- His father, his grandfather and his grand-uncles had all served as squaddies in the Crown forces.
- And my grand-uncles had a gospel quartet that would sing at church and community events.
- I recently inherited a quaint English cottage in Sussex between Eastbourne and Pevensey that was once owned by my great grand-uncle on my mother's side.
- Except for a grand-uncle who had painted frescoes in a church, nobody in his family had any connections to art.
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.