In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be overfond of sth/-ing
- she is rather overfond of gin — tiene debilidad por la ginebra
- I'm not overfond of fish — el pescado no me vuelve loco
- I can't say I'm overfond of him — no es santo de mi devoción
- It still basks in the quick reversals McDonagh is overfond of, and the characters are even more inconsistent.
- Perhaps I am overfond of this cartoon, because I wore out the storybook record of it when I was a child.
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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.