In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I tried to escape, but they ran me down with an ambulance and then the man who brought me out of my poppa's house came by with flowers.
- After a matter of several minutes, four-year old Sean Pearce Nelson became bored and suddenly decided that he needed his Poppa in the room with him to build a giant octopus or some such monster that his poppa studied in his laboratory.
- How on earth will you become a doctor to help your mumma and poppa when you grow up and get out of this house?
- A proud poppa, he displays his many children around the swimming pool.
- Just because my poppa thinks you're the best thing since seal fat doesn't mean I have to like you.
- There are few surprises, but that's no bother when you have the chance to get momma or poppa what they really want, and what they want is always simple: books, videos, DVDs, vouchers, chocolate (not all at once, I might add!)
- No wonder momma and poppa won't let me play here.
- She had her picture taken with her poppa before she left home.
- She smiled at Kurt and said softly, ‘Babies always look like their poppas.’
- Give poppa a hug and send some more money this way.
- It seems proud poppas are the same the world over.
- Once he reached a situation where he would actually stand to make money in the profession and he was truly happy, then he should have told momma and poppa.
- At poppa's funeral, his son would learn that the elder architect had three families going at once, none of which knew about the others.
- The kids were asleep, the house a tip after a 10-hour marathon of sheet-changing, brow-mopping and providing endless supplies of cool drinks and constant assurances that poppa was on his way.
- Over 50 years, we watch Andy grow from being a staid, simple, Catholic poppa's boy, to being a staid, simple Massachusetts senator with a frightening resemblance to John Kerry.
- Instead, she carried on with the traditions they had developed while poppa was alive and to this day, cites her greatest achievement as having raised a healthy young man who went on to attend an Ivy League university.
- Are you trying to tell me who your poppa should be?
- But the poor fellow is having trouble with his step-daughter who prefers strolling on the boatdeck with shipmate Ham to doing the chores for poppa.
- They would have their time with poppa painting.
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