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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- You rarely saw one, and when you did it was likely to be when some show-off toff was signing the back of it before tendering it to a wide-eyed barmaid for a pink gin.
- Everybody knew you couldn't get a drink on board an American warship, whereas in Royal Navy wardrooms the pink gins flowed like water.
- All those former Tory MPs caught in the bushes of St James Park with one of those fine upstanding men must be crying into their pink gins.
- Anyway, I'd made her a couple of large pink gins and, as my sister likes to say, she was a bit laalaaed.
- Dancers wore pink, refreshments were pink, even the drinks were pink - with the odd pink gin clothed in a bottle of spring water.
- People downed chilled beer, pink gins and energetic old couples jived!
- To the good Major, the Pattaya Mail and all her good readers: a well deserved stiff pink gin to us all.
- Young was so at ease with his power and patriotism that the former deputy head of MI6 once ordered, between pink gins, the assassination of the president during the crisis.
- It's the kind of phrase that is spluttered out through a spray of pink gin or in a drizzle of descending real ale.
- All but gone are the grand verandas where plots for novels and more serious misdeeds were hatched over pink gins behind potted palms.
- G&T drinkers will like it, but the pink gin and martini crowd won't be as keen.
- For many, however, the prospect of even trying pink nail varnish on your fingers is a step too far and, by now, you may be forgiven for feeling the only pink that will do is a pink gin.
- Think of Ealing comedy star Terry Thomas in full-on bounding Major mode, making improper suggestions to the local district nurse over a pink gin.
- The senior service, with its white ducks and pink gins, has been pretty much a law unto itself.
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