In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Three major mis-hits later, I wanted to give up golf and take up macramé.
- I mean, there are people on LJ who like macramé, for heaven's sake.
- Family planning nurses will find they no longer believe in contraception and child pornography investigators will suddenly take up macramé.
- You know something's a trend when the most fashionable street in Islington, north London, opens a knitting shop, whose classes are booked out weeks in advance and whose clientèle is more Miu Miu than macramé.
- Like rollerblading and macramé, parallel parking is something I just can't do.
- Even without the benefit of macramé, retro seventies' disco chic never looked so hilariously square.
- The exhibition featured bobbin lace, patchwork and quilting, cross stitch, canvas work embroidery, macramé, and even miniature furniture.
- Crafty collars made of beaten metal, neckpieces of wood and macramé, great big pendants and crosses are all back from the wilderness.
- The humble string was used in different ways throughout, either literally or as a print, on what Neuman called ‘amusing daywear’ featuring macramé, screen-printed wool and canvas, fur and duffle.
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.