In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Lapwings, also known as peewits due to their distinctive call, have white and greeny-black plumage topped by an elegant crest.
- But on an evening like this at Hadrian's Wall, in the soft rain and with the cuckoo and the peewit for company, the wild and empty landscape forces a revision of my historical imagination.
- She said the lapwing (or peewit) is also under pressure with its numbers being reduced by 40 per cent over the past 40 years.
- The old Waterworks should be investigated, as should the newly landscaped Bog Meadows and its peewits.
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.