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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- I felt like someone had placed a popgun really close to my ear and shot it off because there was a ringing that wouldn't stop as well.
- Other popular games include: ‘gunfighting’ with bamboo popguns; beetle-and spider-fighting; and huyup-huyup, blowing rubber bands out of a circle for bets.
- The sweet and beautifully drawn Song of the Birds is about a kid's remorse when he hits a little bird with a popgun.
- A spectacular Leonid storm in 1833 generated further anecdotes of meteors that swished, whooshed, or, in one case, ‘resembled the noise of a child's popgun.’
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