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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- In May of 1792, American merchant sea captain Robert Gray sailed into the Columbia River, becoming the first recorded European to navigate into it.
- Instead, everyone just refers to him as the old sea captain.
- He delivered a solid performance as the Dutch sea captain of a spooky ship with cursed blood-red masts known as The Flying Dutchman.
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.