In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Almost to the edge of the forest they went again and came to a woodmen's village.
- I remembered the ring of the woodman's axe in the forests at home, and wished for a few long-sided Green Mountain boys.
- The simple woodman's axe he'd been using had long ago lost what little bit of an edge it had possessed before he'd gone to work.
- The same Donald Stewart accusation is indicated in The Dewar Manuscripts, a collection of stories gathered by John Dewar, a woodman and meticulous recorder of tales a century later.
- In Scotland barely a square mile of our landscape has not at one time or another felt the sharp edge of a plough or the woodman's axe.
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.