In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Set on fire, these items release formaldehyde, polyvinyl chloride, and dioxins.
- The metabolic byproducts of aspartame are methanol and formaldehyde.
- Formalin, a solution of formaldehyde, is also used in tanning leather and preserving corpses.
- They are produced by the polymerization reaction of phenol and formaldehyde.
- Bleach, ethyl alcohol, and formaldehyde can kill the virus in the environment.
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.