In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Rhythmically vigorous - as fiddle tunes and quicksteps are - with never a wasted note, it gets your body moving or your grin going.
- She breathed a sigh of relief as the orchestra finished the quickstep they'd been playing.
- An excellent dance band is playing quicksteps to a large elegant room built for hundreds but tonight seating fewer than a dozen.
- Played at a quickstep tempo, the dirge was at once transformed into a jaunty, comic, oompah version of the Scottish anthem.
- While an eight-piece orchestra will play waltzes, foxtrots, and quicksteps at the Atrium, the poolside will have a brand new band from Europe.
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.