In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Make sure you recruit a washer-up at home before you start cooking, though - the argument being that all your time and creative energy will have been spent fine-tuning your new repertoire to perfection.
- He worked first as a washer-up and, later, as a manager at Pasta Mania, and as a night manager at a burger bar in Covent Garden.
- I was working as a washer-up in an Indian restaurant in Stratford-Upon-Avon, back in 1985.
- He worked for a while as a washer-up in a French restaurant, saving up to go to La Coupole; Conran was continually astonished by ‘this place where they had never heard of rationing.’
- The hotel's general manager said ‘Jeremy was booked in as a guest, and our regular washer-up was late.’
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.