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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- Just like bristlecone pines, grapes are threatened by a pathogen, in this case Xylella fastidiosa.
- Redwoods can live 10 times that long, and bristlecone pines can be more than 4,500 years old.
- The shape of the roof and overhangs mirrors the shape of the bristlecone pine trees in the area.
- And some bristlecone pines are arguably the oldest living organisms on earth.
- Some bristlecone pine trees on Pikes Peak could be more than 2,000 years old.
- I know I have been unable to get a bristlecone pine to grow in Blacksburg, Virginia!
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.