In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- These incoming crowds are, in turn, boosting numbers of fish-eating birds, such as herons, kingfishers, and grebes.
- The farm is also home to blue-winged teals, coots, grebes, and an occasional osprey or peregrine falcon.
- The park has a really cool hawk tower where you can look down on the Olive Sparrows and ducks, grebes and herons on the water.
- The Horned Grebe is a small grebe with a straight bill, thick neck, and squarish head.
- Smallest of the grebes, the little grebe, or dabchick, is considerably rounder and more dumpy than its congeners.
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.