In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1fálicophallic symbol — símbolo fálico masculine
- The last piece is Louise Bourgeois' Fillette, a phallic object combining male and female elements.
- Weapons carried by the gang are shaped into huge phallic symbols, demonstrating a sense of vigorous male power or animal instinct, manifested in behaviour like the marking of territory.
- Shiva is also the god of fertility and is mostly worshipped in the phallic symbol called Linga.
- If the sports car is considered some sort of phallic substitute or symbol, then the quad bike is equally emblematic.
- Equally, the power of corporate towers is manifest in up-looking, phallic worship, and in the motherly (that is, custodial) surveillance of the world below.
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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.