In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Too tired, too busy, too lazy to pile everything into bags and heave it round the corner to the washeteria, I admit I've been living with a permanent laundry crisis for the last month.
- Binoculars resting on a sill aren't used to peep at neighbors but to see if the door to the washeteria - the only building with running water - is open.
- This will happen in Fort Worth, the city that gave you Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, not to overlook the ice cream drumstick and washeteria.
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.