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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- Why has no one, particularly the lynx-eyed Mrs Poyser, noticed Hetty's advanced condition?
- Pearl put him in his place with his own sonnet which begins, ‘Proofreaders, tremble; and poor typists, quail; / For R - N, lynx-eyed, thunders on your trail ’, and proceeds to show why books deserve better.
- Even a cat can look at the king, and the lynx-eyed, observant smart cat has taken a close look not only at the boss but also the happenings at the studio during the author's brief but bright innings.
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.