In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Pigments such as red lead, white lead, Spanish brown, and indigo blue were mixed with water and size (animal skin glue) to make paint.
- Stones and metals fall under the rulership of planets, not signs, but through its association with Mars, Scorpio is often linked with iron, ochre, bloodstone, jasper, red lead or vermilion.
- He rolled them in baking grease and then rolled them in red lead, lead oxide.
- Imagine this in hand painted red lead, with two doors.
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.