In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- One is smart but ill at ease; one is slatternly but gorgeous.
- Housework in the 1950s was also a big deal, and I say that not with the slatternly view that not all dirt is a bad thing, but rather in admiration.
- Vain, shallow and slatternly, it is not what our grandfathers died for.
- Now I wonder how he sees my slatternly ways given his own promptness.
- A most fitting tribute for such a slatternly housekeeper.
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.