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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- The reception hall with mahogany woodblock floor leads to a gracious drawing room with windows on three sides overlooking the well-tended gardens.
- Faced with the challenge of selecting a flooring solution that created the right ambience, reclaimed maple woodblock from a timber flooring specialist provided the solution.
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.