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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- Both women tore into gristly steaks using sheer will more than the sharpness of their cutlery.
- My lamb kebab with vegetables and potatoes was chewy and gristly and contained offal which some people may not like.
- Specimens consumed in Orkney have been described as gristly, and those taken from certain beds have too strong a flavour of iodine or seaweed.
- English food isn't all about gristly roast beef, boiled potatoes, instant gravy and overcooked veg.
- All of a sudden there is a yelp from the table in the far corner and a woman spits out two small gristly bits of meat.
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.