In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Early theories generated late in the nineteenth century correlated cold periods with times of pluvial conditions in arid regions.
- Left by a passing glacier, the boulders acted as umbrellas to the softer rock beneath, protecting it from pluvial erosion.
- Evidence of pluvial lakes have been used in the reconstruction of palaeoclimates, using shoreline evidence and analysis of lake sediments to link lake levels to climate.
- That is, if the pluvial conditions are such that a rainbow is produced, then that rainbow will look very different from the norm.
- I must have a pluvial character because this sort of weather is my favourite.
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.