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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- The nearly fifty items included a European iron chastity belt next to an English male anti-masturbation device.
- Unlike the chastity belt, which functions literally to lock up the wife's private parts, the marriage girdle functions in a figurative sense, as a sign that the woman is off limits for other men's use.
- Virginity doesn't imply being locked up with a chastity belt - today virginity means having respect for your body.
- His most controversial works are probably his anti-rape devices, which have the appearance of high tech medieval chastity belts.
- ‘I should think a chastity belt might be a good start,’ said Carolyn.
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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