In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1jumper feminine(de uniforme colegial) pichi masculine Spain
- But here is a question: ‘Does anyone know who the girl in the second row wearing the dark gymslip is?’
- Her gymslip was neatly pleated over a well-developed bosom, which again was not the case with me.
- In those days, the young students didn't wear nylon tracksuits and trainers, but gymslips and plimsolls.
- There's no way I'm going to do a Haslam and start wearing pigtails and gymslips and having my gloves sewn on to a piece of elastic inside my coat.
- Miss Hopper was wearing her original gymslip and sash from her school in Askrigg, and had borrowed a matching blazer.
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.