In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Ropes were cast off and stevedores moved in with bargepoles to keep the hull clear of the wharf.
- Caddick's arrival was in the nick of time, for the rest of England's attack was as blunt as a bargepole.
- Pass me a couple of them ten foot bargepole please.
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.
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