In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1tonterías femininepaparruchas feminine informal
- The idea that someone can't appreciate the immigrant experience just because they happen to be a billionaire, she said, is ‘tommyrot.’
- Expect an explosion of meaningless tommyrot of an unprecedented magnitude on the red carpet.
- Any attempt by the Tories to suggest repeal of the Act ratifying the Constitution will be shouted down as xenophobic or isolationist or some other such tommyrot.
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?
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