In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I flew off and landed in a muddy heap in the swampy infield, while the bike sagged directly to the ground.
- This stork is quite common in shallow waters and swampy areas.
- Like the Médoc in Bordeaux, the low-lying parts of the Maremma were swampy or marshy for much of their history with chronic problems of malaria.
- Consisting of grassy islands, swampy stretches and mangrove-covered banks, the estuary was an incubator for aquatic life.
- He settled on the swampy alluvial deposit of a muddy river with his minder.
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.