In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Her idea of a ‘fun job’ is putting on a crash helmet and maneuvering one of the station's two 47-foot self-righting motor lifeboats through 14-foot breaking waves.
- The 47-foot motor lifeboats are the backbone of the Coast Guard's rescue fleet and are designed to be self-righting in about 12 seconds and withstand breaking waves up to 20 feet.
- A locally designed and built self-righting search-and-rescue boat joined the national coast guard fleet yesterday to help beef up its disaster-relief capabilities.
- A year earlier, the intrepid oars-woman tried to row across the north Atlantic in the same 23-foot, self-righting craft, starting from North Carolina's Outer Banks.
- To add capability in maritime salvage, the coast guard said it had plans to buy six self-righting vessels and one multi-function ship with both fire fighting and towing capabilities.
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.