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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- Now is the hatching time at Abbotsbury Swannery, the oldest swannery in the world.
- The swannery is open from May to September, 9: 30 A.M. to 4 P.M.; admission is $2.25.
- Sometimes cygnets would be captured in the wild and taken home to be fattened for the table, but many birds were kept in carefully tended swanneries within the grounds of monasteries or castles.
- The swannery was built by Benedictine Monks in the 1040s and currently has around 600-700 swans who breed there.
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.