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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- Big female cuckoo wrasse, pollack, several bib and a John Dory were all I could see, although my view was slightly obscured by several fronds of kelp.
- Another diver in the party spotted a John Dory, and these appear to be quite common in the area.
- All I knew about the boarfish was that it resembled a John Dory, and was rarely seen - probably because, as most marine life books agree, it lives at depths of 100-400m!
- When photographing a John Dory I have usually tried to get the standard side-on profile shot.
- The alternative story is that St Peter threw a John Dory back into the sea after it had engaged his sympathy by making distressed noises.
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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.