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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- Fred may develop into such a careful old sobersides that his mother will be ashamed of him.
- Well-crafted dialogue will indicate if a character is smart or dumb, honest or dishonest, amusing or an old sobersides.
- My father was the funny one, and I grew up a sobersides.
- Fay is no sobersides, but amusement was not his intent.
- He has played many quips and pranks, as if to assure me he is no old sobersides.
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