In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- When challenged to come up with words of another language, most people will respond with nouns and verbs rather than auxiliaries, prepositions, and the like.
- There is plenty of evidence that even educated Americans often believe that there is something wrong with sentences ending in prepositions.
- It's quite different from English, too, in that it puts the verb at the end of the sentence and uses postpositions instead of prepositions.
- A good comedy movie is also one that is dripping with humour in small doses, so that even a preposition or a pronoun at a given moment seems hilarious.
- Moreover, many words have uses without meanings - personal names, prepositions, conjunctions, and the like are cases in point.
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.