In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Tried and true varieties include Gerbera daisy, pink and purple wave petunia, begonias, Calla lilies, fragrant heliotrope and stock.
- Geraniums, pansies, petunias, primroses and snapdragons could provide shades of red late fall through spring.
- Replace fading cool-season annuals with heat lovers like celosias, dahlias, marigolds, petunias, salvias, and verbenas.
- White cyclamen, snapdragons, petunias and alyssum are cool-season annuals you can add now.
- Set out tender bedding plants such as petunias and marigolds after the last frost of spring.
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.