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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- After all, what can be more humdrum than a team of people armed with Hoovers, dusters and cans of furniture polish sweeping through a building?
- There's a plastic railway buffet display unit for sandwiches on the worktop, genuine adverts, circa 1962, for Hoovers on the walls, and a Bakelite radio on the windowsill.
- With their famous prancing horse insignia and red livery, Ferraris are racing cars in the same way that Hoovers are vacuum cleaners or Rizlas are cigarette papers.
- They call one these little water heaters a Junkers for the same reason people call a vacuum cleaner a Hoover and a disposable handkerchief a Kleenex.
- The magazine, aimed at women with advice on lifestyle issues and consumer products ranging from Hoovers to holidays, has existed in the UK since 1922.
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- Yesterday I was hoovering the cupboard in which I live, and I found some detritus on the floor by my bookcase.
- All I have left to do is to hoover the floor, do a small amount of washing up and change the bedsheets, all of which I'll do tomorrow afternoon.
- You can hoover the carpet when you think it needs doing.
- So Sanjay washes his own windows, hoovers his own floors and racks his brains.
- I start to hoover the lounge, and so nearly miss the telephone ringing.
- We took Debbie's car to the car wash last night, we hoovered the car first, I was doing my best with the length of hose available while Debbie was supervising.
- ‘She's not going to notice if you've hoovered the floor,’ he insisted quietly, pressing his fist against my chin gently.
- An Asian girl hoovering the corridor produced a copy of the Intoxicant CD and got him to autograph the liner.
- Three staff members are working away - Li Min who is Chinese and is proudly fixing his footwear display, Sarah Casserly is counting the money in her till and Jackie Power is hoovering the floor.
- Animals get the star treatment - cows are hoovered clean while attentive stable hands polish every inch of the horses' hooves.
- I am currently finding it virtually impossible to relax, which means that the washing up is always done and I have to fight the urge to constantly hoover the carpet.
- Someone else hoovers the carpet before you think it needs doing.
- I have a feeling he'd be one to move to the suburbs and expect me to wear pearls while I'm hoovering the carpet.
- Stephen was hoovering next door and I kept interrupting him to ask questions.
- Marie is the mother of the flat, she's really clean and leaves notes around: ‘Boys, hoover the floor!’
- Since I came home I've hung the washing out (I'm leaving it out in the hope it's sunny again tomorrow), watered my plants and hoovered the upstairs of the house.
- People think I'm mad, but I have been know to hoover my curtains.
- By the time they left at eight thirty, she'd scrubbed the kitchen floor, hoovered the carpet, and polished the TV screen - while he was watching it.
- I couldn't sleep for the hair that had fallen out tickling my face, and I had to get my mother to hoover my pillow every day.
- It was great to see old friends and work without bothering about whether the light bulbs need changing or the bins need taking out or whose turn it is to hoover the gallery.
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