In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There is a Junior Clubhouse at the edge of a large grassy clearing and park area where they can play a game of ping-pong or just sit and talk.
- Abandoning ping-pong, Andrew became a sports agent and adopted Campbell as his client, or perhaps it was the other way round.
- The local game of road tennis is a cross between ping-pong and lawn tennis.
- We weren't any good at basketball and there were too many of us for racquetball or ping-pong.
- Just another round of field hockey, shot put, or ping-pong at the Athens Olympics.
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.