In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A race must have five runners or more for you to be able to make a place bet.
- It was a fine day at a lovely little track, a day only slightly marred by the fact that I didn't cash once, not even one teensy little place bet to give me a momentary feeling of winnerness.
- It stands to reason that the most famous place bet in the world was a subject of some confusion in the great motion picture, "The Sting."
- Professionals don't completely eschew the standard win and place bet, but their focus is overwhelmingly on the exotic bets, especially trifectas.
apuesta a un caballo de que llegará en una de las tres primeras posiciones; apuesta a un caballo de que llegará en primer or segundo lugar
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.