In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The crab, which eats away at riverbanks, clogs water intake pipes and is considered too teensy-weensy to make for an enjoyable human snack, can trek 500 kilometres from its salt water spawning grounds and could easily inhabit our river.
- They are pukka and top drawer, but with a teeny-weeny, alternative streak.
- So, for the benefit of your accountant, I have drawn up this simple, teensy-weensy agenda to show where the money goes.
- Accordingly, I find her use of the word ‘disingenuous’ just a teeny-weeny bit over the top!
- Lots of footballers go, and some of the rooms are palatial, but others are teeny-weeny; I think it's obscenely overpriced for what it is.
- Forget teeny-weeny bikinis - micro-mini skirts are here.
- The supermodel wore a teeny-weeny bikini at a fashion show in Brazil.
- Worried about squeezing into that teensy-weensy bikini?
- Isn't it just a teeny-weeny bit dodgy to have an advert of a grown man surrounded by children?
- Naturally, there were some teeny-weeny faults with the car.
- Could it be that you're finding it all just a teeny-weeny bit unconvincing?
- If you're miserable on the inside, a teeny-weeny nose or super-duper frontage is not going to make a blind bit of difference.
- This is a very big plane with teeny-weeny wings.
- He makes himself out to be a real man's man but melts at the sight of his coworkers babies, making comments such as ‘look at how teeny-weeny those fingernails are!’
- He did, however, have one more teensy-weensy problem: the title.
- I just have some localised swelling left where the abscess is and a teeny-weeny bit of sensitivity.
- Next to this small area was an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny bathroom.
- Is that just a teeny-weeny bit… well, dismissive?
- There's just one teensy-weensy little thing that's worrying me now, and I wondered if you might have the answer
- Please sir, could you please make a teensy-weensy exception?
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