In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The incidence of decompression sickness among recreational scuba divers is estimated to be one case per 5,000 to 10,000 dives.
- The woman reported symptoms of decompression sickness, or the bends, and was immediately put on oxygen as their boat headed back to the harbour.
- A long-standing mystery in marine biology is whether whales suffer from decompression sickness, aka the bends, after rapidly rising from the ocean depths.
- Diving while your body is dehydrated leads to aching muscles, fatigue and even decompression sickness - it's that serious.
- The majority of recreational divers with neurologic decompression sickness have an excellent recovery after prompt recompression therapy.
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.