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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- Visiting Americans have always found it rather charming that public buildings are guarded by a man dressed in knee breeches and silk stockings armed with a sword, rather than a burly soldier in full body armour carrying an assault rifle.
- He wore a tall black hat trimmed with gold braid, a black swallow tail coat with a white silk lining, white knee breeches and black, silver buckled shoes.
- Although aristocrats tended to favor powdered hair and tight-fitting knee breeches in the old style, most middle-class men wore trousers or pantaloons and kept their hair in a natural style.
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.