In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Nitric oxide is generated by the thermal decomposition of nitrites and nitrates.
- These compounds are literally rained onto the earth in the form of nitric and nitrous acids that replenish the earth's nitrogen content by forming nitrates and nitrites in the soil.
- Some analogous alkyl nitrites, such as amyl nitrite, are known sensitizers in humans.
- Bombs, missiles, shells and bullets flood the environment with lead, nitrates, nitrites, hydrocarbons, phosphorous, radioactive debris, corrosive and toxic heavy metals.
- In the 1970s the Food and Drug Administration responded to public concerns by dramatically cutting back on the quantity of nitrates and nitrites that could be added to foods.
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.