In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Colour came from the flowers against the green turf, purple wild thyme, yellow birds foot trefoil, and on the slopes wild strawberry and in crag crevices the pure yellow of the rock rose.
- Two groups of small shrubs that like such conditions are the rock roses - Cistus and Helianthemum.
- The garden designer Gertrude Jekyll was a great fan and favoured naturalistic planting companions such as heaths Erica and rock roses Cistus.
- Wild thyme, birdsfoot sedge and a host of other herbs grow among the grasses, alongside common spotted orchid, rock rose and fragrant orchids.
- As the sun ducks behind a cloud to the west, the air cools a few degrees and a wind fills the trees, holm-oaks and mulberries, and the grasses - wild thyme, lavender, rock rose and rice straw.
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.