In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- How about the continuous flow of hail-fellow-well-met vocals scrubbed free of messy traits like human pain and intensity?
- Behind the broadcaster's hail-fellow-well-met demeanour and bluster lies an extremely astute and clued-in individual, who meets criticism of his television style with quotes from Mark Twain.
- He was unlike the moody Michael Angelo; unlike the gentle Raphael; unlike the fastidious Van Dyck who came long afterward; he was hail-fellow-well-met among his associates, though often given over to dreaminess.
- There was pain lurking beneath the sparkling surface of those eyes, and genuine intelligence cloaking itself behind that hail-fellow-well-met act.
- Some groups took offense at his hail-fellow-well-met endorsement of the high life.
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