In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- No more swung dashes - each compound or derivative, each headword that is repeated in a phrase or example sentence, is given in full.
- Nowadays, however, swung dash is used wrongly in everyday language regardless of writing forms.
- It sounds pretty, but when you're blogging, it's a lot better to use an ellipsis, even if your tone is swinging; strictly speaking, the swung dash is never to be used as a punctuation mark.
- The ‘swung dash’ or ‘approximation’ sign is not quite the same as tilde in typeset material but the ASCII tilde serves for both (compare angle brackets).
- The design is minimalist, with simple structure, little metalanguage and no swung dashes.
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.