In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I need you to close your mouth and drive outta here so I can get out, missy.
- ‘Insolence is not rewarded here, missy,’ she snaps, like some huge turtle.
- Oh, don't you sit there and act like you don't get it, missy.
- You've caused me quite a bit of trouble, missy.
- Don't deny it - we saw you slip that printer cartridge into your handbag last week, missy.
- Doesn't that seem like a worthwhile read to you, missy?
- You have a lot of explaining to still do though, missy!
- ‘Not on your birthday, missy,’ he said pulling out five shot glasses.
- I may not be able to handle your sister, but I can still take care of you, missy.
- Now listen to me, missy, you scuttle back into your little kitchen right now and get me another breakfast.
- You have proved quite a problem since your arrival, missy.
- Yes, well, missy, you and your little friends here were disturbing the other patrons.
- Well, for your information, missy, I have been standing for the past five minutes taking your order.
- You're the lazy one, missy, sleeping in this late - isn't it 10 in the morning to you?
- Now what would a fine your pair of missies such as yourselves be looking for on a day like this?
- ‘Forget about muffins, missy,’ she says to me, ‘you need energy today.’
- Well, it's nice to know that you'll be looking and feeling your best when you see him, missy.
- Little did I know that my mastery of differential equations would have no bearing whatsoever on my ability to fulfill a drunk Southern woman's request to bring her taters and biscuits, like, right now, missy!
- Okay missy then come back here and lets see what you've got.
- ‘Let's make it nice and easy to the front curb, missy,’ the bouncer said in a low, but sympathetic voice.
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