In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tooth) flojo(tooth) que se muevea dog with a waggly tail — un perro que mueve / menea el rabo
- And sometimes, when I'm under stress I do this odd little waggly thing where I stretch the thumb and first finger of each hand out while curling the rest of my fingers under, and I jiggle said fingers and thumbs from side to side.
- That puppy in the window, the one with the waggly tail…
- Upon arriving back at the hive, a bee with pollen-coated legs does a waggly dance for her fellow bees.
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.