In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The nocturnal owls, nightjars, and allies often are poorly known, and very few species have been studied in detail.
- The classification we use recognizes three distinct orders for owls, falcons, and nightjars.
- We even visited the walkway at night with the good fortune of looking down on one of the rarest birds of our trip, a brown nightjar, a not too distant relative of our whippoorwill, but a very rare and little-known bird.
- Birds such as grouse, crows, quail, partridge, nightjars, cuckoos, shrikes, larks, pipits, merlins, harriers, kestrels and buzzards would all have been seen.
- My encounters with that mysterious bird, the nightjar, have been few and are perhaps the more memorable for that.
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.