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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- Playing ‘by the score’, Hérold's Zampa Overture springs into action, and his astute judgement of orchestral timbres in Thomas' Mignon even leaves Toscanini at the starting post.
- Mr Scott began his journey as more than 1,200 runners from 14 countries lined up at the starting post of the annual Loch Ness marathon.
- Long before the appointed time for starting, namely seven o'clock, many hundreds of persons had assembled at the starting post near the site of the Westhoughton old factory, and there was hardly space for the ‘walkers’.
- A wondrous beginning for the Green Heights saw them almost leave their opponents at the starting post.
- It has been a long and bumpy road to get here, but as far as Bradford councillors are concerned the Broadway shopping scheme - and with it the prospect of 3,000 new jobs - is now at the starting post.
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.