In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1say, quoth he/I — —habla —dijo él/dije yo
- Any port in a storm, quoth the sailors, even if it's a Port-O-Potty.
- Merriam-Webster online doth quoth: ‘A geek used to be a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake.’
- As a result, it saddens me to have to resort to this, but ‘desperate times require desperate measures for measure’, quoth The Bard, or someone else a bit like him who's equally famous.
- Seabass miso-yaki - marinated for three days in miso and brown sugar, quoth our waiter - never quite rose above its excellent garlic mashed potatoes and dots of racy passionfruit purée.
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.