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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- In Ellen Foster, her title character finds true fostering not in the house of her abusive father or unwelcoming relatives but in the home of her African American friend Starletta.
- At first I thought Minnesota was going to be some very remote place, unwelcoming and inhospitable.
- She, who lives in Longcroft Road, says she is now forced to make long detours to visit friends on the other side of town, sometimes along dark and unwelcoming back roads.
- The bar staff were similarly unwelcoming, however.
- Namibia's barren and unwelcoming coastlines served as a natural deterrent to the ambitions of European explorers.
- What had promised to be a cozy stop for the night proved to be a wide, barren space with a few buildings forming a ring around the well and only a few unwelcoming people to populate it.
- Cold, dark, quiet, unwelcoming, the bar staff are aloof and uninterested in the customers, save the taxi fare!
- It details every stage in the painstaking process of lifting a damaged, nuclear-armed submarine off the seabed in one of the most unwelcoming stretches of water in the world.
- I could just be buying petrol and people would give you an unwelcoming glance.
- The owners of this property have had their peace of mind destroyed and will now be very, very unwelcoming of strangers who just happen on the property.
- The social costs of our unwelcoming attitude to migrants may also be considerable.
- Belief remains that, despite the unwelcoming financial climate, someone will pick up this club and invest their time and money in giving it some sort of life.
- Instead she has now invested in some dog treats so Tip will be tucking into them this Yuletide in a home that is a world away from the unwelcoming place where he began life.
- Her country-inspired contemporary furniture is the perfect choice for anyone put off by the unwelcoming minimalism of most modern design.
- But the real gems are those staffed by the indifferent and unwelcoming.
- Oddly enough, both restaurants are hidden off a main street, forcing the dining party to boldly walk through a small, rather unwelcoming alley.
- I would have been angry too, should somebody have left me with the impression that I was being unwelcoming to foreigners.
- We had been in New York for about two weeks, living with relatives among their unwelcoming plastic-covered couches and receding smiles.
- Of course his many opinions are his own and he has every right to express them, but I do object to his chastising English people as unwelcoming.
- From Singapore to China to Japan, Britain is seen as a closed and class-ridden society, while the British are seen as predominantly white people who are cold, formal and unwelcoming to foreigners.
- The Merseyway shopping centre, which was built over the River Mersey in the 1960s, and the large unwelcoming bus station are both likely to be substantially revamped.
- Nontraditional faculty may have to work in a chilly or a downright hostile climate if some of their departmental colleagues are unwelcoming or uncomfortable around them.
- His gray eyes looked warm enough, but right now as they stared into her eyes, they were cold and unwelcoming.
- I paused at the small shop frontage from where some of the taxis are commanded, but it looked very unwelcoming and I wasn't sure of getting any sort of answer, let alone a helpful one.
- I have never visited a country more unwelcoming to foreigners than England, probably the most xenophobic one in the European Union.
- Her huge house was lonely and unwelcoming at night.
- He is unwelcoming and continues to carouse with his friends while the new student tries to sleep or study.
- ‘You are uninvited Sash, get out now,’ I said warningly, striding over to where he sat and looking down on him with the most unwelcoming expression I could muster.
- The room was bare and unwelcoming, her surroundings felt cold and eerily quiet.
- Requiring English for driver's licenses and other state business, he says, is unwelcoming and would shut immigrants out of government services.
- Let's keep the unattractive, empty warehouses on the river front and make the city as unwelcoming as possible to stop the invasion of these pesky incomers.
- However, every glance she shot in his direction was greeted with a cold and unwelcoming stare.
- He was a notorious parasite and schnorrer, but few of his hosts were overtly unwelcoming, since he could be ingeniously vindictive in print, even when seeming to offer praise.
- He says time and again that it is not wrong to fear a young black man walking towards you with a North Face jacket, Timberland boots and an unwelcoming expression.
- Kim and her husband have hopped from one suburb in western Sydney to another, leaving behind neighbourhoods which they see as unsafe or unwelcoming.
- Clandestine visits by the latter have, as at the Heights quarry, given the quarry management a decidedly unwelcoming attitude toward mineral collectors, and security guards are usually present.
- It is not our tradition to be unwelcoming towards our fellow Inuit.
- But, while this description might seem unwelcoming, students see positive aspects to the studio's location as well.
- The iron rice bowl was broken after China began economic reforms in 1979, but the system has stayed in place, spitting out athletes past their prime into an unwelcoming society.
- The bus appeared as it had the day before, driven by the same man and containing the same unwelcoming passengers.
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