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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- I went into the bookies in Blackrock and had a shilling each way Drybob in error.
- Did you ever stand in a bookies shop on St Stephens Day for a period of time?
- It would be expensive for the bookies, but it would ensure that customers would not lose out if the business folded.
- He reflected that few active bookmakers were still around who could recall the days of illegal street bookies.
- Last year's winner Bobbyjo and Suny Bay will be among the bookies' favourites.
- I hit the bookies in Pentonville Road to see if I can see any faces, but there's nobody I recognise.
- Odds like that are the shortest for 20 years and bookies face a six-figure payout.
- Doubtless, the bookies will be rubbing their hands with glee no matter what lands the big prize.
- They went to the bookies early in the day and hopped from there to the pub.
- The perception that everyone wants to have pubs and bookies is wrong.
- You wouldn't need bookies, because every horse in a race would come first!
- At this week's ceremony, the bookies' favourites distanced themselves from the prize.
- He added the bookies were expecting the British betting shops to be profitable this year.
- Anyone who has worked in a bookies, as have I, can spot them a mile off.
- Pubs are being joined by bookies in opening up early for the World Cup.
- We have won them all bar one since then and now the bookies believe they are about to be taken to the cleaners once again.
- The sound of several hundred bookies and professionals all shouting at once, all jeering and taunting.
- Betting on the result is likely to make the bookies a mint this year.
- But the bookies might now be getting their calculators out to reassess the odds.
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