In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They're already here!
- They're very useful.
- If they're asking too many personal questions, it's okay not to answer.
- The cheapness and ubiquity of plastics, and the problems caused when they're carelessly thrown away, blind us to the utility and versatility of these marvellously mutable materials.
- Women are more successful at infidelity than men - they're better liars.
- I wonder if he'll complain if they're used against him.
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.