In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In temperate climates, the sensitive plant is grown mainly as an indoor plant, usually for its fascinating behaviour.
- The sensitive plant commonly sold in stores as a curiosity is a member of the pea family.
- Mimosa, the sensitive plant, folds up its leaves at night and opens them again in the day.
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.