In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Key fabrics for spring include seersucker, ticking stripes and prints, as well as suede and leather, which are still very prevalent.
- Before him, towering from Murphy's vantage point, stood a hapless young man clad head to toe in coffee-stained thrift-store seersucker.
- The classic navy and black pieces are lined with seersucker and trimmed in contrasting ribbon.
- They sell both seersucker and linen and to someone used to a Brooks Brothers' level of fit and finish, it's garbage.
- Speaking of seersucker, there's another characteristic to the fabric, which I failed to mention earlier: it usually bears a pattern in addition to its textured nature.
- Linen, seersucker and straw are to be worn in the summer only.
- A return of seersucker, that bumpy striped cotton classic, makes men's summer suits more interesting.
- Constructed of wire, the garland is spherical, and it is decorated with strips of various materials from seersucker to damask.
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.