In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Most modern African herds represent mixtures of two breeds: Africa's native cattle, called taurines, and a slightly larger Asian breed, known as zebu, which was domesticated before it arrived in Africa.
- None of them merit the same pious attention as our own original zebu.
- A zebu hybrid cow was found dead, and strange incisions were found on its body.
- On the bovine family tree, zebu are ten times further removed from the three members of the B. taurus group than those three are from one another.
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.