In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In the Middle Ages, a type of spaniel was bred, the ancestor of some of our modern spaniels, that would naturally crouch when it located game.
- The feet should be examined daily, especially the hairy types of dog such as spaniels, for the presence of thorns.
- The spaniel's hunting talents quickly made the dog a favorite in England.
- One day he took me for a walk with Miko, one of his dogs, an ancient milky-eyed spaniel.
- I have also seen under-exercised dogs, spaniels in particular, lie around in a depressed and emotionally blackmailing way, glancing with sad brown eyes out of the window until you give in and throw yourself into a gale force 9.
- At night, Timothy's dog, a black and white spaniel, sits by the front door, waiting.
- Surely a pug is no match for the loyalty of a spaniel?
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.