In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- For birdwatchers, several hundred species call India home, including the rare narcondum hornbill, megapode, and griffon vulture.
- In France the wirehaired pointing griffon and the Brittany were bred for similar motives, as was the Vizsla in Hungary.
- According to the AKC, the oft-maligned Toy group is making a comeback of sorts: The registration list's biggest climbers these days are the Chinese crested and the Brussels griffon.
- The Brussels griffon seems to have descended from a dog used by 17th-century Belgian peasants to rid their stables of rats.
- There is also plenty of birdlife up here, and there are frequent sightings of griffon vultures.
- When we had the opportunity to add five Cape griffon vultures to the pair we already had, we decided to try them in the large aviary.
- The griffon vulture is quite common in Crete.
- Dozens of griffon vultures with wingspans of up to 2.80 metres were spotted in the south of the Netherlands on Monday.
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.