In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Specially imported mohair cloths were attractively trimmed with black Persian lamb and real beaver lamb.
- It was winter and Harry had on the usual raincoat, his beloved Persian lamb hat, and a green book bag.
- There were six different furs to choose from including brown and grey Persian lamb, and beaver.
- The eveningwear was less convincing than usual, with the exception of a black Persian lamb coat.
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.