In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The nursery grows mainly white spruce, black spruce, Norway spruce, jack pine, red pine, eastern white pine, Scots pine and smaller amounts of various other species.
- These magnificent trees once coved the uplands of Lebanon, just as Scots pines once covered the Scottish Highlands.
- We emerged from the woods at Caydale Mill, an idyllic spot with the beck, springs, handsome Scots pines, and a ford.
- For example, in the province of Norrbotten there were twenty times as many old Scots pines and Norway spruces as there are today.
- Trees, especially Scots pines, were frequently used to mark boundaries at a range of socio-political levels (estates, parishes and even national borders), and to mark paths and trails.
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.