In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Following a big fire, there are always discussions about potential techno fixes, like more supertanker planes, better foams and incombustible construction.
- Undeterred, he took out a patent in 1797 for incombustible material: floorboards constructed from long, thick strips of fired clay.
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.