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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- On the afternoon he arrived, we went for a long walk and eventually rested against some haycocks in a meadow and had a long talk.
- The ‘Rosie’ of the title is a village girl who ‘baptized him with her cidrous kisses’ behind a haycock.
- Other common objects also had their names changed to make them more seemly: haycock turned into haystack, weathercock into weathervane, and apricock into apricot.
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.