In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Police reported that the bodies were in such a state of decomposition that they were unable to tell if there were any marks of violence.
- Layers of leaves or other organic matter are sometimes added to speed decomposition.
- It has since proved difficult to identify the remains due to their advanced stage of decomposition.
- To speed up decomposition, we sometimes spread the leaves on a rough piece of grass and run the rotary mower over them several times.
- A veterinary surgeon who visited the farm later reported a smell which indicated the advanced decomposition of animal remains.
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.