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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- It's fitting that thistledown, which provides Gilmore with an increasingly significant image over the years, should be the subject of one poem.
- Like thistledown, she floats from one position to another, scarcely aware of him yet somehow connected, even dependent.
- You could, of course, write a thesis about Wodehouse but the endeavour would be like trying to preserve thistledown between sheet glass.
- My favourite plant, lavender, is something of a delicacy for goldfinches - when they've finished all the thistledown, that is.
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.