In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I think it's probably the only time of year that families go to the theatre together.
- If you can't be over there you might as well go somewhere where it's going to be exciting.
- The show's giving me something to get my teeth into and it's an exciting step along the way.
- For the uneducated, cars remain firmly in the car park until it's time to pack up and leave.
- They got walloped last week and it's never good to play a team that's just been walloped.
- Really, it's as though people will write any old rubbish to see their name in print.
- Perhaps the funniest thing is the way they claim it's a parody not of Bush, but of sitcoms.
- I already knew that about him, but it's so touching when other people say that to you.
- After a mere five minutes with her it's clear that nothing could be further from the truth.
- They can turn a game in your favour when it's tight and they did that on Saturday.
- What sporting events is the stadium supposed to stage if it's not one of this magnitude?
- They don't have to be the best, but it's important they have a go and enjoy themselves.
- I think it's a good idea to have a platform of your own on which you can do what you want.
- Yet, to get a true sense of Fiji it's best to head for one of the country's smaller resorts.
- I'll be glad when it's finally over and I can get my life back in some sort of order again.
- A glorious past is all very well, but it's no use to you if the present is imperfect.
- Only this term have Falkirk returned to the top flight and it's proving worth the wait.
- So how do we reduce our salt intake when it's not always obvious just how much we're eating?
- If you do not find what you're after this month, it's not going to cost you any more next month.
- If we have a weakness as a side, it's sheer bulk and power, but then that has always been the case.
- Children only have one chance at their education and it's no use saving money for a rainy day.
- Now it's started again and we think it's because they are chasing them back home.
- The standard that the orchestra is working at the moment is higher than it's ever been.
- It's supposed to be a wine cooler, but it's only got wine on the top two shelves and beer on the rest.
- It's become a story about speed.
- We haven't had the best of times over there but it's got to change sooner or later.
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