In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The thickest loess occurs in central China on the Loess Plateau, where it reaches a thickness of about 330 m near Lanzhou.
- Companion studies of dust samples from the Sahara and the Saudi coast and loess from China show that the higher the calcium in the mineral, the more reactive they are in with nitric acid.
- Large areas of southern Arkansas are also covered by Pleistocene-era loess, with some deposits over 4 m thick.
- Many researchers have concluded this sediment is actually loess, or wind-blown silt, which is mixed with some clay and sand.
- No one told us how they were shaped as silt deposits, called loess, that blew in from the Missouri River floodplain, beginning about 30,000 years ago.
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.