In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Book lovers will be able to order a pint of lager and a packet of pork scratchings with their paperbacks when the pub becomes a temporary library while a new one is built.
- If I'm hungry after a night on the ale, I'll have a bag of pork scratchings or stop at the fish-and-chip shop on the way home.
- This former sleepy, stuffy tavern has banished stained beer mats, pork scratchings and dusty dead flower arrangements and is now welcoming, modern and plush.
- The vile smell of beer and pork scratchings met Cannington's delicate nose as he entered the town pub, called, appropriately, ‘The Nose Inn.’
- Just when he'd fancy some pork scratchings or a sausage roll, he'd discover that all there was to eat were bananas, apples and those annoying little boxes of raisins.
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