In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- According to the EPA, two-stroke engines - which power a variety of other watercraft as well - are a leading source of toxic water pollution.
- Mowers powered by two-stroke engines, for which gasoline and oil are mixed prior to ignition, are dirtiest.
- Myriads of old cars, beat-up buses and superannuated trucks asphyxiate urban areas with their deadly exhaust, while the dirty two-stroke engines that power small vehicles emit ten times as much fine particulate matter as modern cars.
- See also the articles on Hemi engines, rotary engines and two-stroke engines.
- However, instead of a large battery to power an electric motor, you have a fuel tank and a small piston engine, usually two-stroke, complete with air-filter, carburettor and exhaust pipe.
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.