In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I looked round and in the clear blue the Very lights and tracer bullets were shooting up into the sky.
- Suddenly a Very light went up, then another and another.
- The moon was at their back, and the enemy used mortar-fire, Very lights and fire-bombs, setting the corn alight.
- It resembled a Very light (flare in the USA - J.T.) used as a distress signal by Royal Air.
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.