In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The white pelican of North America is a large, web-footed bird with an enormous throat pouch for scooping up fish.
- Although this rare, web-footed breed is seldom seen in public, anyone who meets an otterhound cannot help but smile at the dark eyes looking soberly out from a tangle of hair that is often soaking wet and muddy.
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.