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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- Traditional kinship terms reflect this, with different terms for the husband's parents and the wife's parents, and for the two mothers-in-law.
- His mother-in-law was anxious to be with her daughter in her dying moments.
- He said he comes to bingo every week with his wife, mum and mother-in-law and often brings a group of his mates along as well.
- Meddling mothers-in-law, couch-potato husbands, and disobedient kids make you laugh - and wince - because you share the frustrations of the actors on TV.
- Her mother-in-law poisoned the ears of her son with all sorts of stories.
- We have all lost mothers, sisters, mothers-in-law.
- Men's and women's names follow the same rules, with the exception that new wives are often given new names by their mothers-in-law when they first go to live with the husband's family.
- Did I mention that my mother-in-law is a professional chef and also doesn't speak a word of English?
- His wife comes from our town, and his beaming mother-in-law still lives here.
- But Apter believes mothers-in-law are genuinely unaware of the power they have in the daughter-in-laws' eyes.
- So there have been films with killer babysitters, killer roommates, killer mothers-in-law, killer husbands, etc.
- And then there are these horrible power struggles that emerge between controlling mothers-in-law and the wife.
- New Zealand needs to bring back mothers-in-law to help with the raising of families, Social Development Minister Steve Maharey said yesterday.
- The problem hit home to me early last year as my wife, my mother-in-law and I caught a taxi home from a party in a Bristol city-centre hotel.
- Like philosophy, jokes look critically and without reverence at the authority claimed by rulers, policemen, mothers-in-law, teachers, psychiatrists and all kinds of experts.
- The wards were cleared of overbearing aunts, unruly children, enthusiastic colleagues and sniffy mothers-in-law.
- Whenever possible, we go back to relieve his wife and my mother-in-law Judith of her bedside vigil.
- He now lives on a permanent disability pension with his wife, their two children and his mother-in-law.
- But an exhibition of saucy seaside postcards aims to take visitors back to an era when naughty was nice, fat women were funny, blondes were dumb and all mothers-in-law were double-chinned tyrants with nagging daughters.
- My mother-in-law asked my wife if she wanted to ride with them, but she declined.
- A study of 1,000 families in Kerala has shown that 53.81 per cent of women felt that husbands, followed closely by mothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, were the biggest problem in their lives.
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