In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In the summer, they breed on marshy, lowland tundra at the northern limits of the boreal forest.
- They were marching steadily across the marshy northlands, their pace slowed by the necessity of watching their feet for sinkholes and mud puddles.
- They nest in the low Arctic, on tundra ponds with marshy shores and bogs.
- Hilly, wooded, and marshy regions, marginal from a settler point of view, were capable of functioning as core areas of native lordship.
- It was a large, indoor school that sat upon a sandy island surrounded by marshy swampland.
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.