In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The aborigines believe that the skeleton of each dead moon drops into the sea and becomes the shell of the chambered nautilus.
- The beautiful nautilus shell is white to orange, with white stripes and a central, black whorl.
- The eggs and hatchlings of the chambered nautilus are the largest of all cephalopods.
- The pearly nautilus is an exception to most generalizations about cephalopods.
- The shell contains a gas which makes it semi-buoyant, permitting the nautilus to change depth and to swim.
- The shape of the museum is like a giant, spiral seashell - a nautilus - made of concrete.
- Most resorts in Manado can make special arrangements with local fishermen to show you the prehistoric nautilus.
- Geology students recommend you check out the nautilus shells in limestone mounted on the bar.
- Unlike most other cephalopods that have a short life span, the chambered nautilus can live 16 or more years.
- Some patterns in nature are formed by natural growth mechanisms, as with the spiral shape of the nautilus shell.
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.