In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In 1920 the Army Engineering Division issued specifications for a large triplane bomber to the Witteman-Lewis Company of Teterboro, New Jersey.
- Yet, the greatest ace of the war chose the Fokker triplane, eventually losing his life in it.
- The film-makers have rounded up a fine-looking collection of biplanes and triplanes, which contributes to the authentic feel of the film.
- In 1849, Cayley designed and built a full-sized triplane glider, which carried a ten-year-old boy several yards through the air down a hill at Brompton Dale.
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.