In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Cocaine is derived from the leaves of Erythroxylon coca, a shrub native to South America.
- As part of a U.S. funded plan, farmers have been paid $2,500 for each acre of hectare of Bolivian coca destroyed.
- The idea is to try and drive back the guerrillas and move in to spray the coca and poppies.
- The crop-substitution programs begun by the government offer crops to replace the coca.
- The Dutch colonial houses were graceful and large, set back amid cocas, kanary, and nutmeg trees, while the rest of the small town lay half hidden in the foliage of palms.
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.