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 more demure ladies in the group recoiled in horror, but my fatso friends and I peered at this formidable dish in silent wonder.
- Most people who buy mobile phones seem to manage it just fine, fatso.
- You deserved it, you self-righteous ugly fatso.
- This message goes out to the guy who yelled out at me when I was walking up St-Laurent on Saturday night: ‘Keep eating your sandwich, fatso.’
- I would never dream of going up to an overweight person and saying, ‘Hey fatso, how's it going?’
- So keep eating your sandwich, fatso, and you're gonna gain an extra 40 pounds on top of that!
- He yelled a series of expletives at his unwitting assassin, a volley that culminated in the words: ‘Watch it, fatso!’
- A genuine fatso - looking for the easy way out - would not have the strength or willpower to actually do those exercises!
- Here was this strange little fatso living in my sister's kitchen, a sympathetic listener turning again and again to ask, ‘So, really, how are you?’
- She wasn't expecting her idea would be accepted, but she didn't like the idea of working for this fatso as one of the lowest servants either.
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