In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The biggest difference between a bathysphere and a bathyscaphe is that the bathysphere is heavier than water and the bathyscaphe is lighter.
- Here we learn of William Beebe, who became famous in the 1920s for studying the ocean in a bathysphere.
- Spiders were diving under water in air-filled diving bells long before man invented the submarine or the bathysphere.
- Fish biologists descend in bathyspheres and submarines to the deepest oceanic canyon, and trawlers scrape up odd saltwater nematodes and mollusks from the bottom sediments.
- Fieldwork costs, for instance, range from plant presses to bathyspheres; hand lenses to DNA probes.
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.