In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Because it is not always possible to transport material by helicopter, troops are often required to carry awkward loads, including kerosene oilcans, rations, and building materials for bunkers.
- He reminded me of it as he picked up a large oilcan and placed it in the box.
- I use a lubricating oil, such as WD - 40, from a pump-style oilcan to keep the file wet during use.
- On this particular day, lower caste women go with baskets on their heads, in which there is an oilcan or bottle.
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.