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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- I was an only child, and I had a room to myself and I had Meccano and I had this world in which I did things.
- Maybe we could start by putting Meccano and chemistry sets in every 10-year-old's Christmas stocking next month.
- We built the car with Meccano so it was fairly substantial.
- So he went into his garden shed and produced the greatest boy's toy of all time: Meccano.
- I did have Meccano and Lego, but actually I got a lot of fun out of empty cardboard boxes.
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