In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- How can I deal with speedwell in my lawn, preferably without using weedkillers?
- Alternative landscape plants might include spiked speedwell, lilies, Siberian iris, spiked gayfeather and garden sage.
- The glossy leaves of soapwort and finely textured carpets of Turkish speedwell stay green for most of the winter.
- Notorious sun lovers are daylilies, sedium, and speedwell.
- With the onset of summer there's the cow parsley, poppies, honeysuckle, wild roses, speedwell, ragged robin and foxgloves.
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.