In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Arsenic has two allotropes, yellow arsenic and metallic arsenic, which is brittle.
- Two allotropes of the element exist, accounting for the slight variation in densities.
- A third allotrope occurs as an amorphous brown powder with a density of 2.350 grams per cubic centimeter.
- Each of these allotropes of phosphorous also has its own subset of forms.
- Incredibly lightweight carbon nanofoams, essentially a fifth major allotrope of carbon, were discovered several years ago.
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.