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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- When my fingers smell of rubber solution and I have discovered the umpteenth miniscule hole in an inner tube, I reckon that my most significant lifetime achievement is to fix bicycle punctures.
- In addition to the tyres, the shed also contained a number of 45-gallon drums of benzole, rubber solution and paraffin.
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.