In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- From the Indian languages come chipmunk, mackinaw (a bush jacket), moose, muskeg (boggy, mossy land), muskrat.
- I do not remember too much about Earl except that he must not have been too bright because he was wearing a black-and-white mackinaw - a heavy coat - in the summer.
- The Filson mackinaw cruiser is a classic hunting jacket that has been around for decades and is as good as ever.
- I also bought him a grey fleece mackinaw - an oversized shirt in the same cozy fleece fabric as the blankets.
- The girl described the driver of the van as a Caucasian man wearing a black and green work jacket, possibly a mackinaw.
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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.