In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We rolled out of bed this morning early, and had our breakfast of slapjacks made of flour, salt and water, which lie on a man's stomach like cakes of lead.
- Her uniquely American recipes used corn meal for dishes like Indian pudding, Johnny-cake and slapjacks.
- The menu will be in English and Czech and will feature chicken breast pate, cabbage soup with sausages, traditional beef goulash, veal with beans and potatoes, fried pork steak and desserts including slapjacks with bilberries.
- It is the fresh air all night that invigorates; or maybe it is the tea, or the slapjacks.
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.