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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- Sligo's shopping spree has got off to a flying start with hundreds of shoppers availing of the many bargains in the participating stores throughout the town.
- Church of Fools got off to a flying start on Tuesday May 11 th, until a computer crashed somewhere in York, England.
- Batchelor said he was confident of City attendances of 5,440 next season to break even, particularly as season ticket sales had got off to a flying start.
- And he got off to a flying start in this year's series when he finished second in 12 min 29 sec in Monday's opening 2.2 mile race.
- Fairtrade Fortnight got off to a flying start with delicious treats made from Fairtrade products being served at the Haven Christian Centre, Pembroke.
- The appeal got off to a flying start with a £500,000 anonymous donation in February, and funds at the beginning of May were £536,000.
- The ebullient Brendan got off to a flying start when a fan called Maria, seated in the front stalls, complimented him on his trimmed-down figure.
- Manchester's first specialist academy school got off to a flying start - with the release of 3,000 balloons.
- This weekend bonanza got off to a flying start when the guests were welcomed in the royal traditional style, garlanded and saluted by elephants.
- OUR campaign to persuade the city council to ditch its controversial plan to introduce fortnightly rubbish collections in Southampton has got off to a flying start.
- After identifying what he recognised as a gap in the market for a high-quality food establishment in Bradford, Mr Loynes said the venture got off to a flying start.
- But it got off to a flying start by putting osso bucco with risotto alla Milanese on its menu, which is on the short-list for my desert island dish.
- A NEW college in Ashton under Lyne got off to a flying start when normal lessons gave way to a two-day festival designed to ignite a life-long passion for science.
- The Lahardane players got off to a flying start and ran up a 2-3 lead with no response from the home side.
- Last year's runners up, the Goats Gate, got off to a flying start with a 6-2 win against the Dragon.
- Suzuki got off to a flying start with three straight birdies and ended the day with eight birdies against one bogey for a total of 16-under-par 200.
- The Swindon Cancer Appeal has got off to a flying start.
- ‘It was important the manager got off to a flying start,’ says Collins.
- After attending drama school back in Dublin, Birthistle's career got off to a flying start with a role in the Irish television soap opera Glenroe, set in the Wicklow Mountains.
- The project got off to a flying start earlier this month with two bike rides from King George's Park to mark the start of the Wandle Valley Festival.
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