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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- ‘People are saying you're riding like a plonker,’ said his friend Colin Rate.
- And while it's true that there's a lot of crossover between classical and pop, there's surely a better way to illustrate this than plonking a couple of plonkers from the charts onto the line-up?
- No, not that one, you plonker - the one that looks like a 10-pound lump hammer.
- Can you not see the complete lack of logic in what you're saying, you beetroot-faced plonker!
- The opening line of the piece was ‘What a plonker!’
- As usual I joined in - what a pair of plonkers we were, lying there giggling on the lawn.
- It is one of the most dangerous places on Earth, yet in 2000 a pair of plonkers from London and Kent went there on an orchid-collecting holiday, and got kidnapped.
- We were elected by you, you can get rid of us if you think we are plonkers.
- We won't stick it up on the notice board so everyone can have a laugh at what a plonker you are.
- But now, all you'll ever be is that plonker who appears in adverts on the telly.
- I'm not an umbrella person and walking down the high street wearing a raincoat with the sun blazing down on you and the sweat pouring off your forehead makes you feel a total plonker.
- The same bunch of plonkers are running the show.
- I think Edward's a plonker and I certainly won't follow his example.
- So after all that, it turned out that it was my headphones that were faulty and not my iPod and I had waited more than an hour to be shown up as a bit of a plonker.
- They've watched so many of them that they think they'd be far better at doing up houses than most of the plonkers we've seen gracing our television screens in recent times.
- One former Eton schoolmate, Jamie, told us: ‘He is a bit of a plonker, but a nice enough chap and good at heart.’
- There is nothing on tv tonight so we have got the music channel on, what a plonker Paul looks trying to dance while sitting down… lol…
- I think it's safe to say that it was because it made you look a right plonker.
- So I got away with looking like a bit of a plonker, and having to spend ten minutes replacing the broken link (I carry a spare link for moments like this).
- I just didn't want to seem like a plonker who had just wasted his time carrying a rucksack full of water unnecessarily.
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