In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The figure laughed merrily and said, ‘You don't have to tell me twice.’
- Shelworth didn't answer as Landings laughed, merrily.
- As Nicholas and Colette gaily threw horseshoes, laughing merrily and cheering the other on, Caroline stood at the back.
- ‘Perfect’ she said and they started laughing merrily once more.
- As only she could, Violet had noticed how Althia's reading of them irked him and gleefully added more salt to the wound by laughing merrily whenever she spoke.
- The twitchy bandit was still vomiting back up that herbal drink he had been giving, and Sam patted the ex-gas station attendant on the back hard as he passed, laughing merrily.
- But now, she laughed merrily and looked to her friend.
- she laughs merrily, seemingly delighted by this little piece of knowledge.
- She laughed, merrily taking his hand in her own.
- He had pretended to lean out too far and pin wheeled his arms in order to keep balance, laughing merrily after Amaranth had quickly grabbed his waist from behind to keep him up.
- On the other hand, my co-worker read it and responded by laughing quite merrily.
- The girls, delighted by their little play, laughed merrily and forgot about the gossip.
- He laughs merrily, but Sir Terence cuts him off: ‘You have to do it like this.
- Both were laughing merrily at some unseen happenstance.
- Placing one arm akimbo, he laughed merrily, almost obnoxiously, and his father joined him with that deep jeering guffaw Wilfred loathed so desperately.
- They laugh merrily, although the joke has a practiced feel, as if it had been trotted out regularly to mute the painful reality of Graves's current situation.
- Interspersed Labyrinth snippets with an episode of Safran vs. God and laughed merrily.
- ‘Oh, you'll get used to it eventually,’ she said laughing merrily.
- I was laughing merrily at his wee jokes and all was good.
- But I did laugh very merrily when the reception manager made his way around the courtyard diners, rigged up in full Father Christmas gear and gumboots five sizes too big.
- No-man's time, we landed in, missing both event and consequence, simply trailing merrily down the steps at eight o'clock on a balmy summer morning.
- Meaning that staff in two thirds of the local eating establishments are merrily skipping back from their toilet breaks without washing their hands, then picking up handfuls of ice and dropping it into my Bacardi and cokes.
- We're supposed to hear these questions and nod sagely and smugly, concurring that of course the answer to each of these dumb questions is no - and then trot out merrily and buy a car.
- The young Marquis spent most of his youth with his merrily libertine uncle, Abbe de Sade, whose bordello business basically set the norm for the family.
- For now, it is fascinating to observe a market that is merrily accommodative to the leveraged financial players.
- His lawyers claim the club has played host to the likes of the King of Sweden, who spent two hours merrily watching strippers in one of the club's private rooms - a claim denied by Sweden's royals.
- People covered the streets, merrily strolling along, pretending nothing had happened at the local pub just minutes earlier.
- The brick wall is approaching, and they merrily say things to mislead the Bahamian public.
- Then they merrily voted on the sunset clause, and threw out the government's plan - passionately promoted by the prime minister a week ago - by a vast 297 votes to 110.
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