In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The coffee bean, as you may know, comes from an evergreen tree that thrives in subtropical climes.
- Winter is a wonderful time for birdwatching, thanks to the surge of shivering Greenlanders who flock to our more temperate climes.
- In 2,500 BC, primitive agriculture was difficult enough to practise in nice, warm climes.
- They immediately headed south to the continent's sunnier climes.
- It is a veritable tribute to the two communities that thrive in the warm and balmy climes of the island nation.
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.