In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Materialism traps us, unawares, in a world of possessions hag-ridden by irrational fears of likely loss and lurking dangers.
- He is a man hag-ridden by the dissatisfactions of success, a person constitutionally incapable of compromise.
- A careworn boy hag-ridden by his need for perfection knew release.
- He had the appearance of a man hag-ridden by worry.
- The Germans began the second half looking hag-ridden and were full of complaints to the referee.
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.