In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I was almost relieved when the household major-domo materialised from somewhere to bow and request her presence.
- In a nineteenth-century South American setting, De Flores was a major-domo of slave stock, and his resentments, sexual and social, drove the action forward.
- Up the main steps they went to the open main door where an imposing major-domo took the invitations.
- Malvolio (Des McAleer) is a haughty major-domo, but where is his festering self-love and manic insecurity?
- Hildegardé was, unusually enough, actually acting like a major-domo.
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.