In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It has a sugar so it gives you some energy, but it also has some fiber and roughage, so it gives the illusion of being healthier.
- Consumerism exploits our instinctive tendency to overeat fats and sugars by dressing food products up as ‘healthy’ or ‘nourishing’ or ‘energy giving’ when what most of us need is plenty of roughage and a lot less calories.
- If people were designed to be strict vegetarians, we would have a specialized colon, specialized teeth and a stomach that doesn't have a generalized pH - all the better to handle roughage.
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.