In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I know my great-grandmother on my mother's side was also a Canadian.
- They have robbed us of a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
- My mother speaks of my great-grandmother as if she knew her, even though she died many years before her birth.
- She was a wonderful friend, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be greatly missed.
- Being raised by both his mother in Maryland and his great-grandmother in the rural backwaters of North Carolina has given him, he says, a sense of perspective.
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.