In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to play jacks — jugar a la taba
- Gary Howlett lets out a howl of despair in the jacks when he discovers there's no toilet paper.
- The study suggests that kids who smoked at 16 spent less time later on in school, not because they hung out in the jacks, but because smoking revealed something about how they valued the future.
- Sure jasus, I've been in pubs where there were all manner of sexes in different jackses and god knows what was happening.
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.