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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- The motoring lobby had been protesting, like so many schoolboys banned from baking their conkers, that concealed speed cameras were a rotten swizz.
- He may have made his name by insisting on good value for consumers, but his latest TV schtick is fast emerging as a bit of a swizz.
- Two early romances with car-loving men, who spent improbable amounts of money maintaining convertibles that always broke their hearts in the end, convinced me that car-ownership was an economic swizz.
- So, thanks to this rule, getting your car serviced at an independent dealership could mean invalidating your warranty. What a swizz!
- Perhaps this is a swizz, or perhaps it saves diehard fans paying a tenner for three second-rate filler tracks.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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