In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Skylarks, wheatears, pipits and greylag geese fill any silences that remain.
- The pipit flew overhead in noisy flocks and actually landed in the short grass long enough for the group to deploy a couple of scopes.
- I have seen them feeding at the tidemark with snow buntings and pipits and they also find seeds in the marram hills.
- Most observations relate to larks, pipits and finches but kestrels are capable of taking such quarry as fieldfares, turtle doves and lapwing.
- In addition, killdeer, pipits and some shorebirds visit the grassy areas of landfills.
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.