In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A hydrangea planted against a wall, for example, will grow toward the light, leaving the side of the shrub against the wall somewhat flat.
- With the shortage of good all-summer plants, hydrangeas deserve a spot in everyone's garden.
- Its perennial plants are complemented by azaleas, hydrangeas and lupins in pots.
- Or, let a climbing hydrangea blur the rigid lines of a stucco wall.
- A climbing hydrangea, honeysuckle and cotoneaster behaved in similar fashion until their third year, when they all finally took off.
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.