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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- One guy is in the starting blocks ready to burst forward.
- The first initiative off the starting blocks is a joint venture with former Olympic hurdler and sprinter Kriss Akabusi.
- A Brentwood church and school are already on the starting blocks for the Olympic Games by hosting their own themed event.
- He's not the quickest out of the starting blocks.
- Macclesfield have stumbled out of the starting blocks and languish in 17th spot after taking six points from six games.
- In contrast, Australia used the event as a starting block for its Olympic campaign.
- John Bonham said Laois County Council were one of the first County Councils off the starting blocks to look after the needs of the travelling community.
- Even the much despised Robbie Savage is no slouch out of the starting blocks but then that's only to prevent himself from getting a pasting.
- Businesses, meanwhile, have raced out of the starting blocks and become more forceful players in this recovery.
- Alison Sheppard also added a silver medal to the bronze she won earlier - though she had to swim the 50m freestyle final twice to do it after a problem with one of the starting blocks on the first run through.
- Cameras flashed and the fans got to their feet when Jones made her way to the starting blocks.
- For England had come slowly out of the starting blocks and been overwhelmed by a spirited German opening salvo.
- Sunday's 35-point loss to Indianapolis looked like a track meet with the Texans mostly stuck in the starting blocks.
- It is moments before the race begins and eight Olympic finalists prepare themselves behind the starting blocks.
- York is on the starting blocks to play a leading role in the great Olympics extravaganza - after heavyweight backing from Lord Coe.
- Still only 19, the Nike-sponsored sprinter will be a relative baby in the starting blocks at the birthplace of the Olympic Games.
- By the time these athletes reached the starting blocks they had to have their bodies and mind in racing state - ready to push themselves for about eight minutes.
- Scottish companies that hoped to reap the benefits of London's bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games appear to have been left on the starting blocks.
- For example, look at the chaps lining up at the starting blocks for the 100m final at any Olympics.
- Charles Booth, inventor of the runner's starting blocks, and the oldest competitor in a class all of his own, at this week's World Masters Games.
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