In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Off the land there were mushrooms, snails in the dry-stone walls, watercress in the ditches, rock pigeon and hare - my brother had a lurcher dog called Jess.
- Edible plants for your pond include watercress, water chestnuts, and arrowhead or Wapato.
- The watercress plants would grow from seeds sprayed from the air.
- Most aquatic plants prefer calm water, with the exception of watercress, which seems to prefer moving water.
- Jobs in one of Hampshire's most distinctive industries, watercress growing, are under threat from government proposals.
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.