In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
Bakalao or bacalao is a variety of Spanish techno music. The ruta del bakalao started in Madrid bakalao discos. It spread to the Madrid-Valencia road, along which numerous night clubs sprang up. The ruta would start on a Saturday evening and continue until well into Sunday, followed by a mass return to the capital. Despite associated dangerous driving, the police did not intervene until twelve young people died in car accidents on one weekend.
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.