In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The modern official formation of the Japanese canon of cultural patrimony dates back to the first cultural protection law of 1871.
- According to the law of Abdera, whoever wasted his patrimony would be deprived of the rites of burial.
- Several crumbling mansions also echo the misfortunes of wastrel sons who blew their patrimony on (as one local tells me), ‘fast women and slow horses’.
- Thus, noble and even non-noble families incorporated great amounts of their patrimony into these entailed estates.
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.