In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A wooden timber frame topped with a weathercock serves as the outline of a backwoods cabin in which three brothers and their sister are orphaned when a bolt of lightning strikes.
- ALL the city's weathervanes and banners and weathercocks held still.
- The latter, nicknamed ‘Cock Chapel’ on account of the weathercock on top of its 125 ft spire - the tallest in Keighley - would close for worship in 1937.
- She knew that she was getting nearer; the trees along the sides of the street began to look familiar, and she could almost recognize the old weathercock swinging on the roof.
- The house contains a variety of window shapes, criss-crossing gables, beautiful Art Nouveau stained-glass windows, a corner turret with a weathercock (another one exists on top of the stables).
- There was dancing light on the roofs and weathercocks; and a shimmering ripple out to sea.
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.