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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- The hamburger is about as all-American as a food could possibly be… especially one named after some jerkwater town in Germany.
- Hatcher has laid claim to a jerkwater, sweaty little mining town named Helldorado.
- I'm getting the hell out of this jerkwater town!
- In Britain, we don't have such gems of railway vocabulary as jerkwater.
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.