In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Although the cross still stands just east of Bowie High School, it is regularly repainted and redecorated by the young man and his mother, who also care for a miniature rose bush they planted nearby.
- I started a sprig of a Confederate rose bush in Tyler that came from a plant in Georgia.
- In French vineyards it is an age-old custom to plant a rose bush at the end of a row of vines to give early warning of disease in the crop.
- Stopping a few feet in front of me, he bent down at the yellow rose bush he had helped plant only a few days earlier.
- Before planting your rose bush consider your location; along a fence, at the front of a border, a small space and so on.
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.