In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Ask your child to get cereal, teabags, bin liners and other light, non-breakable items within her reach.
- Measures are in place to minimise the risk of absconding, cutlery is not available at times other than mealtimes and is counted in and out, lighters and matches are kept by staff and non-breakable crockery is used on occasions.
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.