In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The coal tit makes a nifty dash in and out while the dunnock forages underneath with some starlings and a pair of blackbirds.
- In early March, many birds, such as wrens, robins and dunnocks, begin to set up breeding territories.
- Birds suffering the steepest falls include the blackbird, dunnock, song thrush, and four types of warbler.
- However, only terrestrial species have been tested, such as barn swallows, tree swallows, dunnocks, alpine accentors, and acorn woodpeckers.
- The thicker scrub and thickets of elder, hawthorn and bramble, meanwhile, provide ideal cover for nesting robins, wrens, sparrows, dunnocks, blackbirds and thrushes.
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.