In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There are just not enough of them and were we to reafforest the countryside for that purpose one might ask what we would eat.
- My father propagated native plants in 1946 and 47, puffing seeds in the oven and pouring boiling water over them, then he'd surreptitiously go back and plant these plants as a means of reafforesting the hillside.
- In 1984 an area of 9557 ha was designated as part of the State Forest and steps are being taken to reafforest the already deforested area.
- Asked if the commission was going to reafforest Windsor Park, given the denudation caused by the quarrying on lands listed as a watershed area, he replied: ‘Let me not answer 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.