In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Light can be blinding on the high altitude salt flats, or dense and green in the rainforest.
- Overnight, the rising of the water table beneath the salt flats meant that large areas - which had previously been usable - became marshy.
- However, most modern evaporites form in shallow-water marine lagoons or on wide coastal salt flats, and this prompted some geologists to argue that all evaporites were of shallow-water origin.
- In the early spring, flamingos land on the salt flats while in the autumn, the Cypriots celebrate the harvest of the vines with a wine festival.
- The water level has receded to expose the entire site, leaving the work as a low white spiral mound embedded in blindingly white salt flats.
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.