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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- He didn't make that mistake because he's stupid, or cloth-eared.
- This is exacerbated by the actors' cloth-eared delivery - stresses invariably in the wrong places render potentially hilarious lines peculiar and baroque.
- Even the cloth-eared Alf picks up on the situation.
- Only the churlish or cloth-eared could deny this music's uplifting qualities.
- He, being a cloth-eared idiot, always assumed that Norm was American.
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