In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Much of the trail is in woodland: oak, ash, silver birch and magnificent beech trees line the route.
- Many silver birch and pine trees were planted to frame important views toward the house, and they are now reaching maturity.
- Mature chestnut, beech, sycamore, silver birch and laurel trees are dotted around the property and ensure privacy and seclusion without interfering with the views.
- Large pine trees were left standing but smaller silver birch and beech trees were chopped down.
- Guilt was replaced by the pleasure of the path, the coppiced hazel, the fallen silver birch rotting in their bark and fuelling the ecology, the willows, sedges and the bulbs about to burst.
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.