In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The response, from a macrocephalic black cat with a ribbed-knit body and fake fur ears, is ‘kiss me.’
- They keep the city of Townsville safe from monsters, demons, unicellular criminal klutzes, zombie magicians, killer mimes, and macrocephalic Pan troglodytes.
- Opposite us sat an unimaginably horrible painting of the Virgin Mary cradling a puppy-eyed macrocephalic Jesus: to our amazement and relief, it sold by nine o'clock.
- Perhaps the best character is the macrocephalic Yubaba, the Thatcherite witch who runs the bathhouse, and employs Chihiro.
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.