In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It's a tiny piece of lawn ringed with a bed of alyssum, purple wandering jew groundcover, aloes, wild garlic and other assorted plants.
- The margin of the aloe leaf is usually lifted with teeth having a sharp terminal spine on the end of each leaf.
- The planters use aloes and other succulent plants that are able to survive under different kinds of environmental conditions.
- The leaf of the aloe plant contains 12 different vitamins and 20 different minerals as part of its 200 active compounds.
- Go to your local nursery and buy an aloe plant now, so that you will have the thick gel to use when the weather really heats up.
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.