In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- One calorie of heat is equivalent to 4.2 joules of work.
- One joule of output energy will energise approximately 6 miles of wire with no interference.
- The unit of absorbed dose is call the gray, which is the amount of energy in joules from the radiation absorbed per kilogram of the absorbing material.
- They reckon it would release two billion joules of energy.
- And a joule is indeed a sensible sort of unit in everyday life - a 60-watt lightbulb radiates 60 joules of energy every second.
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.