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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- The match was low-scoring but as the lead changed hands with almost every penalty it was a humdinger none the less.
- Yes, there have been humdingers in the past, and as long as the prize exists it will doubtless continue to create controversy for its selections.
- It could be staged as early as this Thursday evening but whenever, and wherever, it is played it should be a real humdinger.
- The event was a humdinger of a house-warming, with sublime moments and a mood that veered between a classical music concert and a beery knees-up at a wedding.
- But a couple of weeks ago, I had a real humdinger.
- Once again it's final time and after some marvellous competitive action in the opening rounds patrons can look forward to a real humdinger of a decider.
- People who can't wait until the end of October to get their live electronic fix will be pleased to hear that this weekend offers a few humdingers.
- It will be a humdinger.
- She is well-known in the region's jazz circles with a humdinger of a voice.
- His concluding paragraph is a bit of a humdinger, though, and is worth quoting in full.
- She stayed with a friend once and in the night her parents had a humdinger of an argument and she got hysterical and had to come home.
- If forewarned is truly forearmed, the 2005 parade should be a real humdinger.
- Although the football of the first period was easy on the eye, there was little to suggest the match was about to turn into the humdinger that it became.
- Half of me wanted it to come closer to provide a humdinger of a photograph, the other half (the part presumably descended from a small fish) wanted to bolt for the ladder.
- The play has many funny moments, loads of funny lines, and here is the humdinger, the two actors play everybody else, a total of some 15 roles.
- I bet it will be a humdinger, and if I weren't so tired, my brother about to exit, and my mental health in need of lots of after-hours cosseting, I would be there.
- It has the makings of a real humdinger and if conditions are anyway right there will be much to be anticipated.
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