In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Bluntnose minnows probably release chemicals called pheromones when they are alarmed.
- The cloacal and genial glands were chosen because they release pheromones used in mate attraction or courtship.
- Pigs and many other animals rely on pheromones secreted in their saliva to woo their mates.
- Once an enterprising hornet scouts out a bee colony, it marks the nest with a type of bodily chemical substance called a pheromone.
- In most species, the pheromones act as attractants and sexual stimulants.
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.