In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1coloquial(fight, argument)lío masculino coloquialescándalo masculinoto kick up a shindy — armar la de Dios es Cristo coloquial
- It was her seventeenth birthday and it was predicted that the party would be the shindy of 1944.
- It is almost impossible to get judges there who will administer laws without bribery, and as every man goes armed with knife or revolver, there are plenty of shindies.
- Now and then a jig competition would be held on the dock, to everyone's delight; and numerous parties and shindies and an occasional bout of fisticuffs added to the general merriment.
- We'd celebrate our new trading status with cheap rum and boozy shindy dancing and the pirates would engage in swashbuckling sword fights over who gets first Arrgghs!
- Called to vote on a Parliamentary slate, the country has just voted acceptance, though 60% of the electorate remained away from the polls and three individuals were killed in election shindies.
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