In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Within minutes of landing at Marion, Swire and the ship's doctor killed a fur seal to no purpose, because they later discovered it was a sea elephant, the skin of which was worthless.
- But it gives you the sensation of standing mug to mug with a sea elephant.
- This peninsula also shelters sea lions and sea elephants, whose male members openly struggle to seize their females during the breeding season.
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.