In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1EEUUfemenino tarjeta de crédito
2Britanicotarjeta bancaria femenino
- I got invited out - my mate Dave must have found the bank card he lost on Wednesday night - but for some reason I just didn't fancy going out.
- After snatching American citizen Zenaida Parker's handbag in Burger King, he used her bank card to buy drinks, cinema tickets and other items.
- If someone was being offered a bank card with fewer functions, the RNIB would consider that ‘inexcusable’.
- Sheraz Ali confronted 65-year-old Brian Exley at the Jet filling station in Yeadon last January after a friend he was with had had the bank card she tried to use retained by him.
- A few weeks ago I accidentally snapped my bank card, so I went into a branch and ordered a new one, which I was told would be sent to me in four to five working days.
- At the time of writing I still haven't received my new bank card.
- The wallet only contained $61, a bank card and key - and with a plane to catch Mr Hepworth didn't bother reporting his loss.
- It contained a Halifax bank card, various receipts and a plastic bag with ‘two white, small tablets with a logo on each’.
- He said: ‘It's all well and good if you are deliberately trying to dodge fares but if you are fully intending to pay but cannot because you only have a bank card, it seems unfair to be penalised.’
- Her bank card remains unused and her phone switched off.
- She said: ‘I believe someone has stolen my bank card from the post office.’
- For your convenience, please have your bank card ready.
- Went for a walk to the shops earlier, had some stuff to buy and was stood in the queue at the till when I realised that I'd not brought any cash or my bank card with me.
- He is wanted in connection with the use of a stolen bank card.
- I lost my bank card but that was during a weekend in Whitechapel (& it was my own fault for leaving it on a toilet seat in the Rhythm Factory).
- He hit her repeatedly around the head and stole her bank card.
- I once owned a sweet little thing with a screwdriver, tweezers, a magnifying glass, ruler and saw-edge, all squeezed into the space of a bank card.
- The defendant told police he had taken his mother's bank card from her handbag.
- A pensioner had to be taken home in an ambulance after collapsing minutes after thieves stole his bank card and keys.
- As a small shopkeeper some customers look at me askance when I refuse the sale of a Mars bar ‘and £50 cash back’ on their bank card.
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