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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- If he had been a jobsworth he would have gone home but he stayed there for six or eight hours and got no extra pay.
- The guy behind the counter was the biggest jobsworth you could ever hope to encounter.
- Occassionaly you get a jobsworth, but not often.
- The bus stopped and we were all told by Eddie to be silent as a military style jobsworth with an unfeasibly large hat looked the bus over.
- Grandmas were unable to visit grandchildren; lovers were separated by the jobsworths at the ‘Bloodcheck’ booths.
- Privacy International reckons jobsworths have become a global menace.
- Cynical council tax payers are already pillorying beleaguered jobsworths for wasting their cash.
- I resent some jobsworth thinking I'd blagged my way on to the practice ground.
- Perhaps these plucky jobsworths are all that stands between civilised society and post - rock revolution!
- This bore was regaling anyone who cared to listen with the story of how an officious jobsworth had refused him admission to some function or other.
- Why am I cursed with supporting a club full of losers and jobsworths?
- The inference was unambiguous: the parliament was an intrusive, petty-minded bunch of jobsworths, bereft of any credibility.
- He appears to have won that battle because fire safety officers are much more sensible, but there is no defeating the jobsworth.
- But in the congratulating throng, a jobsworth barred him from the hallowed ground.
- We wholeheartedly applaud what they are trying to do, and those responsible for this ludicrous decision are just jobsworths.
- It must have been galling to take orders from jobsworths - to feel useless, just another cog within a cog.
- Aren't these Sureway jobsworths just a bit vindictive?
- I fear this is just down to jobsworths and political correctness.
- May I congratulate those jobsworths at Postwatch for saving their own skins by doing nothing.
- I feel as if a day of my working life or living life has been taken away by someone who is a jobsworth.
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