In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Mammals have three, the stapes, the malleus, and incus, the last two being the old reptilian jaw joint still conserved deep within our ear.
- Urbantschitsch has provided detailed measurements of the malleus, incus and the stapes.
- In mammals they are called the malleus, incus and stapes.
- The malleus, or hammer, is the largest of the three ossicles.
- The air pressure on either side of the eardrum is normally kept equal for proper functioning of the middle ear structures, namely the malleus, incus and stapes bones.
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.