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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- However, one thing that does mystify me is that a club could sack their manager and make no public statement on the matter.
- ‘I'm utterly mystified,’ said one bemused spokesman earlier today.
- The Crop Circle phenomenon continues to mystify scientists and the public alike.
- As he proceeds, the city's forms and angles confuse and mystify him.
- Morgan manages to mystify people without even trying.
- If anything, women are completely mystified by the effect their presence has on men - and get mighty upset if that reaction is missing!
- The things that prompt responses from readers constantly mystify me.
- Why you would want to do either, however, mystifies me.
- I am personally mystified by an individual who owns a firearm that doesn't work.
- Mr Hamilton said he was mystified that police had taken the woman's claims seriously and said it was a great injustice that she could remain anonymous while their faces were splashed all over the front pages.
- How the switch from behind-the-scenes weatherman to on-screen presenter occurred still mystifies John, who lives with his family on the outskirts of London.
- Neighbours were mystified by the killing, describing her as a ‘living saint’ and a dedicated worker for her local Catholic church, St Dominic's.
- Well, I'm mystified as to how it could have happened.
- The next time you meet some person who is utterly captivated by some undertaking that completely mystifies you, give him the benefit of the doubt.
- What mystifies me is who do people like this think they are talking to?
- I can't figure out why he's popular in New York City, but then New Yorkers still mystify me.
- On top of that I am also managing a small team whose purpose completely mystifies me.
- It mystifies me because I can't understand what is so funny.
- Mrs Sharp said she was mystified why people stayed away from the gala concert at the end of the successful festival.
- What mystifies a modern historian is how a corrupt man could suddenly become honest and also become a crusader against corruption.
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