In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Alongside the paws of at least four bears was the skull of a rare Vietnamese saola deer and from the deep freeze they recovered the body of a baby orangutan smuggled from Indonesia.
- And an unusual form of antelope, the saola, was found in Vietnam a few years ago.
- Weighing in at about 220 pounds, the saola is the largest land-dwelling mammal introduced to science since the kouprey, or gray ox, was described in 1937.
- They include the saola (a goat-sized animal with spearlike horns) and a mysterious antelope-like beast known in Cambodia as the khiting vor, of which scientists have seen only the horns.
- And only a few years ago, in 1994, biologists captured the first known saola, a large ox that inhabits the forests of northern Vietnam. while many of us have yet to learn about some of the strange animals that already exist.
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.