In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1de dos peniques
- Because it has a member who does not give a tuppenny about the seat he represents.
- ‘I don't give a tuppenny - criticism to me is like water off a duck's back, ‘he said.’
- Bill goes off five mornings a week to Redbrick University exactly as he went to Back Street Council School and Drabtown Municipal School for Boys - and he goes on his bicycle, to save the twopenny tram fare.
- West saw the potential of the new craze and responded by producing sheets of characters, which he sold at ‘a penny plain and twopenny coloured’: ‘juvenile drama’ was born.
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.