In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Wearing hats for too long makes hair oily and produces scurf while the air conditioning makes the hair lose moisture.
- Here I cannot afford to be remembering what I said or did, my scurf cast off, but what I am and aspire to become.
- Dust mites don't directly bite people, but eat the scurf of human beings, who may produce an average of one gram a day.
- If your horse has a lot of winter scurf, you may want to give him a bath prior to clipping (its amazing how much easier the clipper blades go through clean hair).
- I can only think that fungus is involved somewhere along the line, perhaps an accumulation of dead cells / scurf / mould in the area under the dewlap so often overlooked in the shower.
- He spends most of that time at the creek, ‘washing off the plantation scurf.’
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.