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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- Outside, a man is pushing a battered shopping cart filled with flotsam from the road: crumpled cans, a discarded flask, a pillow.
- I'm back to work tomorrow, at my clinic dealing with whatever post-long-weekend flotsam washes up in my walk-in box.
- The hideous roses were flotsam and she was cast away on a tide of detritus.
- The federation is a worthless body of flotsam - we should invite the university to take over: it can't possibly do any worse.
- What flotsam does this send floating through the mind, just below the surface?
- According to these proposals, ‘genuine’ asylum seekers, it seems, are simply flotsam washed up by the tidal wave of persecution.
- In fact, among all the detritus, flotsam, and muck, this movie could serve as a strategically tossed life preserver.
- Yet even on the edge of the Atlantic, in a city long dominated by Irish and Italians, I feel like a civilised anachronism, a sophisticated piece of flotsam on the tide of history.
- Obviously, with every man and his dog being able to update the pages of such a site, there was always a very real risk that idiots would try to fill it with disinformation, advertising and other worthless flotsam.
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