In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A ‘cel’ is a sheet of cellulose nitrate or acetate on which an animator paints a cartoon figure or scene.
- Lacquering plants, processors of cellulose nitrate, oil companies, and public utilities are examples of companies where these tools were used.
- The first cellulose resin, cellulose nitrate or celluloid, was invented by John Wesley Hyatt, who was trying to find a substitute for ivory in billiard balls in order to win a contest.
- As cellulose nitrate rots, it shrinks and becomes brittle, leaking toxic fumes corrosive enough to turn a reel of film into smelly gelatin ooze.
- Cellulose reacts with nitric and sulfuric acids to produce cellulose nitrate.
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.