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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- Much horse-and-cart busyness went on: milkman, baker and iceman all came by cart, and for us children it was vital to follow the iceman in order to pick up icechips from the street and suck them.
- The major difference between icemen and mountaineer axes is that the blades are at right angles to each other and that generally the hook end on a mountaineer's axe is notched for better handling power.
- The recent cold weather is nothing new to the Truckee area, in fact, in the late 1800s the cold temperatures were highly anticipated by the Truckee River icemen.
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.