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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- Inorganic mercury poisoning historically has been linked to Roman slaves, who were exposed to mercury vapor while mining in Spain, and to Venetian mirror makers and the hatters of London.
- Harry's first profession was as a felt hatter, but he was to move on to work for Stockport engineering firm Mirrlees.
- What's posh and what's not is about to become clear, as a leading London hatters and milliners packs up its top hats and heads for the city in time for what is arguably York's grandest social event.
- But what most of you may not know is that the mad hatter is based on a true story involving the hat makers in eighteenth century London who went mad from their lead hats.
- He habitually wore a wide brimmed soft hat, which supposedly was an Australian hat but we're told actually was bought from a reputable London hatters, and so that was part of his eccentric image.
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.