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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- The legends and sayings about her, locked into memorable shapes like any other conventionalised poetic utterance, did not necessarily adapt to her changing social role.
- Often a pithy saying or proverb has been written in the chosen script beside the alphabet.
- By the late 1800s, an Estonian identity had been established and efforts were being made to retrieve the ‘original culture’ by collecting folk poems, sayings, and songs.
- On the basis of this evidence, the saying that ‘content is king’ has become somewhat of a truism.
- But there's an old saying: just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
- After all, there is a famous saying that one person's rights end where another's begin.
- That saying about laughter being the best medicine is hokey but true, especially for shaking the blues.
- There's a saying in Cuba that whenever there are two Cubans together, there are three opinions.
- There's a saying that Mauritians have such sweet dispositions because so much of their country is covered in sugar.
- There is a saying that every great play has a mystery in it.
- Yet, however timeless many peasant traditions, sayings and beliefs may seem, ethnographic evidence cannot transport us to the world of three centuries ago.
- Rivers in all their forms have become the raw material for countless metaphors, myths, sayings, and symbols.
- Chile's rich store of folklore, sayings, and supernatural beliefs is derived from its European and Indian past, as well as its relation to the mountains and the ocean.
- The first part was a simple curse, and the second an old saying.
- I mean we have a common saying in paediatrics that up until about six years of age your child will have six to eight viral infections a year.
- The walls were covered in photographs, posters and funny sayings that had been printed off a computer, her desk was covered in piles of paper, folders and files and yet she seemed to know where everything was.
- A collection of wise sayings also makes up the remnants of Norse religion.
- Naval terminology is unique but can be misunderstood and potentially dangerous if our traditions and sayings drift over into other areas of our lives, therefore we need to be careful.
- You know in our tradition we have a saying that ‘the best person is one who serves others.’
- I'll finish with a saying I like to use in all of my motivational speeches: Challenges are inevitable.
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