In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- This horizon, up to 1.3 m thick, is a black, highly fissile shale.
- For example, fissile slates tend to yield much flatter particles than massive granites.
- The shales are conspicuously fissile throughout the section and, along with the associated carbonates, tend to become increasingly red-colored toward the top of the member.
- The oil shales are very fissile, non-laminated, dark brown to black and have a bituminous smell, whereas the less carbonaceous beds are weakly fissile.
- The fossiliferous horizons occur in greenish to greyish siltstones and brown to black fissile shales associated with mollusc shells.
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.