In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Located by London's Temple Bar, this bank was old-fashioned, dark and incommodious.
- Upended, paneled inside and out with mirrors that made its bulk disappear, and outfitted with two bare bulbs at the apex, it had an intentionally incommodious opening the size of a small door.
- The tower seemed rather incommodious to live in.
- Be careful this incommodious fate does not befall you.
- If you haven't been to a rock show at a small club lately, it might be hard to imagine how incommodious an experience it can be.
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.