In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1madre feminine British dated humorous(as form of address) madre dated(as form of address) mamáthe mater said no — mi madre dijo que no
- We visited once, in the 1980s, and I remember being fairly gobsmacked that my mater grew up in such a place.
- Doubtless mater and pater sent this horny-handed son of toil to the local comp followed by the polytechnic.
- Note that the sender to bed is not named: it could just as easily be a paternal figure as the whimsical mater.
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.