In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- You will often hear weather forecasters referring to ground frost and air frost, but how do they differ?
- Forecasters often inform us that in rural spots temperatures could fall low enough to give a touch of ground frost, even when air temperatures on weather charts are above freezing.
- Local ground frost, also called grass frost, is a risk overnight for sheltered places, where the outward-radiation is at a maximum: young animals and tender plants are the most vulnerable.
- The night of 22nd June was quite a chilly night across the UK, with a widespread ground frost, particularly across northern and eastern areas.
- It was also marked by two floods, two severe hail storms, four low-level heavy snowfalls, record ground frosts, a destructive tornado and the worst southerly bluster to batter Wellington in more than a decade.
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.