In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A milk roundsman who canvassed his employer's customers on his last day to give their business to him thereafter was held to have broken his contract.
- He was employed as a roundsman to drive his float round his round and to deliver milk, to collect empties and to obtain payment.
- The roundsmen raced from house to house, arms laden with milk bottles, while the horses ambled steadily forwards.
- Technology has also transformed the working life of a roundsman.
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.