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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- Once you've seen someone naff wearing the goods, they just aren't pukka any more, not matter how expensive.
- This is your real pukka darts board, mind you, as seen on TV and everything.
- Khan says that the mafia has not only encroached the land by keeping articles of his bidi and cigarette shop but also has done some pucka construction work.
- Punters are being warned that buying tickets from illegitimate online sources will cost them almost 70 per cent more than buying pukka tickets.
- A capacity crowd on the Friday night were in top voice to ensure that the show swung along to the accompaniment of cheers, boos and ‘behind you’ as every pukka pantomime should.
- When talking tipple, the conversation invariably turns to bubbly - carbonated, spritzed, Cap Classique or the real thing, pukka Champagne from France.
- But we persuaded Gil we were actually pukka, so he allowed us to interview him.
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