In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Osmosis is important in food preparation because the cell walls of living organisms are semipermeable membranes.
- Structurally it is a membrane surrounding the heart, and physiologically it protects the heart.
- Fibers in the wing membrane added structural support and stiffness.
- Carefully slice away the thin membrane which covers the monkfish tail, to reveal the firm white meat.
- Our brains are literally made of fat and our nerves are sheathed in thin membranes of it.
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.