In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the last post — el toque de silencio
- After a single bugle player performed the last post a minute's silence was held to remember those who never came home.
- A bugle blew in the Ruhr on Sunday, sounding the last post for the postwar German model.
- Corporal Stephen Pountney played the last post on the bugle and relatives laid wreaths in front of the memorial.
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.