In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Coendou and Sphiggurus are arboreal animals, with long, spineless, prehensile tails and wide foot pads.
- The plate in the field guide shows a strange, golden-brown animal with a prehensile tail, hook-like claws and a funny snub nose.
- Nocturnal and arboreal, they clamber up trees and hang from limbs thanks to long prehensile tails and opposable inside toes (like thumbs) on their hind feet.
- This animal has a prehensile tail, which means it lives in the treetops.
- Their prehensile tails enable them to grasp branches, especially as they climb downward, and to balance on tree branches.
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.