In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The duodecimal calendar has survived since Babylonian times for a reason.
- The regime didn't like the 12-base, or duodecimal, calendar (inherited from antiquity and early Christianity), so it tried to impose a decimal calendar.
- In a duodecimal system (base twelve) why are letters sometimes used instead of numbers?
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.