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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- We were stationed in Henley-on-Thames, a beautiful riverside town best known for its annual Regatta and the huge brawls between toffs, tourists and anarchists on Henley Bridge which marked the start of the boat racing.
- Yet by the time he got to the track, old money had been scared away by new money and the sport was a far cry from the old days when the people who raced cars were toffs, and so were those who went to watch.
- A ban won't just affect a few toffs and their rich country chums.
- You may see it as arrogant toffs showing off; but I see the English country house and its surrounding parkland as one of the great wonders of the world.
- Leaving aside terrier men, for whom the label ‘lower class’ might have been invented, the field and its followers included only a tiny handful of people who could fairly be described as toffs.
- A generation of rich and eccentric toffs with more money than sense block out what's happening in the world by immersing themselves in one party after another.
- But the countryside marchers were not toffs - they were real people, hard working people, genuine people.
- Turn back the clocks a few months and we were worrying about traffic congestion, or calculating how to make a fast buck at the expense of well-off southern toffs.
- People who don't play cricket perceive it as a toffs' game, even at a centre of toffs like Cambridge
- Reports suggest some southern toffs plan to stay at home rather than venture north of Watford, scared by tales of chilly climes, cloth caps and whippets.
- It's often perceived as an aristocratic indulgence, a sport for toffs and the idle rich.
- Maybe toffs aren't offensive as long as they're scruffy?
- Grand ambition: to meet a rich toff and get married
- I'm here to show them that they have got it all wrong and that we are not all titled toffs.
- South Swindon people have a lot more in common with the fox than they do with toffs on horseback.
- And even in London, plenty of young toffs would have been wearing dinner jackets.
- Back in the real world, Oxford is not just the turf of toffs and boffs: it was a major car-manufacturing centre until the terminal decline of the British car industry and is now a thriving centre of service industries.
- Tatton in Cheshire came top, and it is amusing to learn that certain Sheffield residents are better off than the toffs from Kensington and Chelsea.
- ‘Well, I keep on reading that the toffs and the working classes get on well together,’ he says.
- By making this pair of public school boys the figureheads of the pro-hunt lobby, the media is reinforcing the view that hunt supporters are toffs clinging to the last of the privileges enjoyed by the aristocracy.
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