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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- A paper in the journal Science has further relegated poor Pluto's status by proving that twin dwarf planet Eris is 27 per cent larger.
- Ceres and Xena will also be considered dwarf planets.
- In 2006 Pluto was officially downgraded from planet to dwarf planet, causing much controversy in astronomical circles.
- "If you look to the left ladies and gentlemen you will get a perfect view of the dwarf planet Eris."
- After being downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet last year, it now transpires it is not even the biggest of those.
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.