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 probably will recognize some of the suspects: horsefly/deer fly, stable fly, housefly, black fly, hornfly, face fly, culicoides, and mosquito.
- At first sight the tsetse fly is very similar to a housefly - being black and only slightly larger.
- They discovered that this potent form killed houseflies and repelled cockroaches.
- Listen intently, and you'll hear the buzzing of mosquitoes, bees, and houseflies.
- Australia is host to around 200 species of flies, with the major pests being the common housefly and bush fly.
- Further observation revealed the wasps in other parts of the garden, catching houseflies and carrying them off towards the burrows.
- The average airspeed of the common housefly is 4.5 miles per hour.
- We have a mosquito species here that's almost as big as a housefly.
- The diverse group of fly species called schizophorans includes houseflies, fruit flies, and flesh-burrowing blowflies.
- Only the Cyclorrapha, which includes Drosophila and the common housefly, Musca domestica, have a bicoid gene.
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.