In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- For all I know she could sound like a cross between Diana Degarmo and an electric can-opener.
- That so-happy-to-see-you act is pure relief: unless he works out what cupboard the food's in, and learns to operate a can-opener, he genuinely thinks he's going to starve.
- Pulling the Leatherman I carry with me everywhere from the front pocket of my bag I singled out the can-opener and locked it into place.
- Or have you ever attempted to open a can without a can-opener?
- ‘Perfect’, thought I, as I sought out the can-opener and then proceeded to eat the fishy contents with great relish.
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