In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A favorite old-time North American remedy used by the 19th century Thompsonian and Eclectic herb doctors is called Composition Powder.
- I worked hard - as a lot of other sort of old-time reporters have - to try to have a better historic relationship between the military and the press.
- Arizona has 160 miles of it, studded occasionally with one-street towns that still have the air of the old-time 66.
- The Prime Minister who yesterday lectured us on the growth of bad manners dished it out to the old-time union chiefs and Old Labour dinosaurs.
- A stroll through Harlem with him is like a walk down memory lane as he points to abandoned and renovated sites that are historically dear to old-time residents of Harlem.
- I've stopped bothering with this, partly on the grounds that I can't see how even old-time potato growers with large fields could go to all that trouble and partly because, in my own garden, it didn't seem to make the slightest difference.
- The old-time nanny was a gem to the children in her care.
- And there were also some old-time publishers and their employees who were reluctant to adopt new ways of doing things.
- Not only the sugar, of course, but also the rum into which it was converted - a great favourite with old-time sailors and still popular with visitors today.
- It's like an old-time club in a lot of ways with guys
- Cuban culture became so entrenched that old-time residents of Tampa proper began referring to the cigar town as ‘little Havana.’
- Partying it up onstage, he took the crowd through a trip of old-time hits, covering some of the most popular tunes of our time.
- After the muscle-shocking sessions we drank wine and beer and got drunk and carried on like the old-time weight lifters back in the 1800s or early 1900s.
- In contrast, most DPP politicians are old-time democracy activists with ample campaign experience.
- No wonder old-time sailors deserted their square-rigged ships for such delights, after months at sea on hard-tack and briny water.
- The only problem is that the present weakness of civic society largely arises from the very measures those old-time socialists enacted with such determination.
- The flannel-wearing old-time slacker is at it again, and still doing a damn fine job of pumping out some substantial material.
- He was a breath of fresh air after the chap I'd had before who died, an old-time Oxford don.
- I borrowed it from an old-time American politician of decades ago.
- What we have, in fact, is a collection of essays by people who are mostly not so much new technologists as old-time literary types (even if they are young-ish).
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.