In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He is too brash, too much of a smarty, for some of his colleagues.
- She is a smarty, answers back to me (especially when her father is not around) and is exceptionally wilful.
- What I said was ‘I hadn't heard about one of them ’, but I presume some subeditor was being a smarty and thought my grammar was bad and that I meant ‘I hadn't heard about any of them’.
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.