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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- There were pink balloons in the foyer and vases full of pink tulips on every available surface, and pink crêpe paper was spun from the beams and light fixtures.
- We were given crêpe paper to make hats, lanterns and crackers and Mrs Archer would provide us with a sweet or a nut to put in the cracker.
- You could make one at home of nearly equal value yourself, using an old cornflakes packet and some crêpe paper.
- He returns soon after with normal sheets for my colleagues, and a different, crêpe paper sheet for me.
- Drape the traditional black and orange crêpe paper from the ceilings and door frames and hang up some of those fake spiders and bats for added effect.
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