In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They are, however, susceptible to shrinkage from exposure to solvents containing naphtha or turpentine.
- Hancock and Charles Macintosh solved that problem in the early 1820s by dissolving rubber in naphtha instead.
- To avoid having sodium react with oxygen or water vapor in the air, it is usually stored under kerosene, naphtha, or some other organic liquid with which it does not react.
- The temblor and subsequent aftershocks are believed to have dislodged the cover of the tank, which was filled with 26,000 kiloliters of naphtha - a highly flammable petroleum byproduct.
- Use a good grade of naphtha, isopropyl alcohol, or butyl cellosolve on polycarbonate domes.
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.