In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The collective memory, besides noting that his art reputedly links 1930s Surrealism to 1950s Abstract Expressionism, is rather vague about his pictures: were they realistic?
- The Henry Ford purchased and overhauled the city bus on which Rosa Parks, today a Detroit resident, reputedly staged her famous resistance in Montgomery, Ala.
- They reputedly blew their advance on booze and drugs, although they now insist most of it went on studio costs as they had to scrap an entire album.
- Not surprisingly, credit card companies are picking up on this - probably gratefully actually, since 0% credit cards reputedly cost the industry more than £80 million a month.
- The ‘original’ Fringe stunt reputedly took place in the 1960s when, apparently, a beautiful naked woman was pushed down Princes Street in a wheelbarrow.
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.