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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- This is an evening entirely without the snobbery that so often infects theatre: you can eat fruit gums all the way through, and nobody minds if the kids sing along with the songs they know.
- Even his mouth is sweet, like he'd been chewing fruit gum or something.
- Confectionery such as this and fruit gums will generally cause blood sugar levels to sky-rocket and induce surges of insulin.
- Yet the Zanucks have been married now for 12 years - an eternity by Hollywood's standards, where marriages last about as long as a fruit gum.
- Some had sporting themes such as horse racing or football, and prizes would vary from a packet of fruit gums to a pack of cigarettes.
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