In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- And I've been hitting the bottle in the evenings to help me get by. (* hic *)
- One to see in the New Year, hic, and one for ya birfday.
- So will you * hic * tell me what happened this morning?
- He could have told me - hic - instead of letting her say something - hic - like that!
- When the farmer had arrived safely in the dock he looked about in a very dreamy manner, and in answer to the Magistrates' Clerk said ‘Prapsh I have had - hic - a lil drop - hic - er whisky,’ provoking great hilarity in the court.
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.