In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- His enquiries were pertinacious.
- Well, I shall now offer a balanced view based on the facts before me: I find your attempts quite perspicacious and pertinacious, and wish you well accordingly.
- He knew she was only so pertinacious out of her love for him.
- He was a pertinacious controversialist, but in any personal discussion his humorous twinkle was disarming.
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.