In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- This was the place for promenade concerts, for art galleries and elegant teas, as well as providing Glaswegians with the best in retail therapy.
- These were copied from the promenade concerts and waltz nights of Johann Strauss, who was performing three times a night in Vienna by 1830 and then toured Europe.
- At 10, she played at the World Harp Congress in Paris, and at 11 she became the youngest member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain to perform in a BBC promenade concert at Royal Albert Hall.
- Heathrow Air traffic controllers altered the approach run to coincide with the beginning of a promenade concert at Chiswick House.
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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.