In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Will and I talked most of the day and played noughts and crosses and I spy when we weren't.
- I loved playing I spy with my little eye, something beginning with ‘E'. I loved talking to the shiny silver robot.
- In the beginning we'd amused ourselves by telling stories from our childhood and playing everything from I spy to the slug-bug game.
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.