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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- In spite of impatiens' odd common names - like busy Lizzie, touch-me-not, and snapweed - their meteoric rise to fame isn't surprising.
- The busy Lizzies I'm really pleased with but they don't complement the begonias, which are bursting out on all sides.
- Impatiens, better known as busy Lizzies, have become one of the most popular container plants.
- My busy Lizzies are grown from seed rather than bought in off the shelf but, unfortunately, they never reach the seeding stage.
- Petunias and busy Lizzies are ideal choices, and busy Lizzies enjoy a modicum of shade.
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.