In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A lightweight foam polymer, usually polystyrene or polyurethane, forms the core of the surfboard.
- Athletic shoes can contain several petrochemical polymers in their soles and uppers: butadiene, polyurethane, polyethylene, and nylon, to name a few.
- The polymer is polyurethane, which is foamed to create closed cells.
- Materials that exhibit most of these properties are typically polymer-based, either polyurethane or epoxy.
- Insulation materials have also changed over the years from the original cork sheeting to the CFC-free, foamed in place rigid polyurethane used today.
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.