In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Stackpole is also home to the chough, a much rarer bird.
- The sea stretches out before them and on a clear day, the shores of Ireland can be seen and brimming with wildlife it is not unusual to spot the rare chough, wild mountain goats or a seal in the sea nearby.
- The Dingle Peninsula has been highlighted as an international stronghold for an endangered Irish bird, the distinctive red-billed chough.
- Now the sheer cliffs are inhabited by choughs, golden eagles, feral goats and basking seals.
- Along with barnacle geese and choughs, whisky is one of the principal magnets drawing visitors to this hugely rewarding island.
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.