In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I used to play the side drum in a bagpipe marching band.
- The snare drum of the set resembles the side drum of the symphony orchestra - both drums derive from the medieval tabor.
- The earliest of the pieces, the Quartet of 1924, boasts an odd scoring - the inclusion of the side drum - but the music itself sounds like the most natural thing in the world.
- But then a side drum invades, playing at its own tempo, and a battle is set up between the orchestra and this single drummer.
- There was another set of timpani, another bass drum, side drums, castanets, two xylophones, and, if I recall correctly, tubular bells as well.
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.