In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Chewing insects can spread the disease from weeds as they feed, so be sure to remove all nearby pokeweed, nightshade, catnip, horsenettle and motherwort.
- At the first sign of a cold, I make a tea blend of equal parts of yarrow flowers, elder flowers, linden flowers, catnip and peppermint leaves.
- Unless it's the drug-like catnips and valerians, most cats ignore growing things.
- The only trouble I've had so far is keeping my pair of cats out of the catnip!
- Interplant with horseradish, dead nettle, catnip, coriander, nasturtiums, and tansy.
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.