In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- My mum and dad sold the old farmhouse to a young, retired businessman from the South, and built a new home in the old spinney.
- It has panoramic views of the golf course and is nestled in a spinney just off Leigh Road.
- A site was chosen near the college focus overlooking a south-facing meadow that slopes down to a spinney, and three new three-storey blocks have been created at the top of the rise.
- At daybreak they lay up together in a place she showed him deep within a spinney.
- Tee boxes have been enlarged, new bunkers built, and spinneys cleaned and made more user friendly!
- To the back of the house is a wood, parkland and spinney.
- And think of the features that make our landscape so gorgeously English: the hedgerows, drystone walls and the shady copses and spinneys punctuating the expanses of green.
- The club has spent wisely on the course recently in reshaping the fairways, re-designing bunkers and spinneys and treating the fairways and greens.
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.