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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- A conwoman who has been waking people in the middle of the night, spinning a sob story to trick them out of money has been foiled by an 80-year-old woman.
- As careful reporters and producers demonstrated over and over again, a story that makes you cry need not be a sob story, and should not be.
- You ask mid-sentence in your sob story about being used for nothing more than knowing your way around a computer.
- He had heard the entire sob story during a night with her.
- I stumbled on this article from CNN which details the sob story of a 15 year old boy found guilty of murder.
- Then he goes into the sob story of not finding work.
- He had refused it, but she told him the same sob story she told me.
- Best of all last night was that although Alicia gave a bit of a sob story about her upbringing she didn't focus on it as much as last week.
- The abuse ranges from violence in the home to financial abuse where a person is deliberately befriended and told a sob story so they leave cash in their will.
- I'm not pleading for sympathy or giving you a sob story, that's not my style, but it is really, really getting to me.
- Since you're a soft touch for a sob story, I thought I'd pass this on.
- She made the cut not because she was a great singer but because she had a sob story.
- She was quick to sympathize and usually only a sob story could sway her vote unless the teller seemed too pathetic to her.
- Female contestants vied to tell the weepiest sob story to win the bushel of prizes.
- When she called Bell she could have pulled out the standard sob story, but instead she managed to convince the woman at accounts just how great these boots really were.
- I told her a sob story about a math assignment, a philosophy paper and computer science midterm in a way that I thought would assure a remedy for my chronic procrastination.
- Another one I don't want to hear is the sob story about people working at the big financial firms who didn't get raises.
- He hands over his expense money in an airport when he falls for a sob story from a woman.
- Giving a client a sob story to elicit money is usually a bad idea.
- ‘It's not a sob story because I think all writers have a point where they burn out,’ says the 32-year-old.
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