In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The feeding zooids use retractile tentacles, called the lophophore, to filter feed and have a U-shaped gut for digestion.
- In Australia, for example, marsupial herbivores the size of a rhinoceros, kangaroos nearly 10 feet tall, and carnivorous lion-like forms with shearing teeth and retractile claws all roamed the landscape.
- Like scaphopods, bivalves have a retractile foot which they use to burrow.
- The morphology of the middle and distal phalanx in Tapocyon exhibits a retractile claw condition, supporting this as the primitive condition for Carnivora / Carnivoramorpha.
- The habit of felids to use primarily their forelimbs to capture prey is supported by the anatomy and function of their retractile claws.
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.