In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- At far right, Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum, an elongate bacillus form.
- The victim carried an enormous number of bacilli shaped with the typical ‘short rounded ends.’
- One is a microscopic rod-shaped bacterium called bacillus anthracis, easy to grow in the lab but fragile and easily killed in the open.
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.