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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- His prospective employer, Tony, is an upper-class wastrel just come into his inheritance.
- This is a horribly patronising movie that makes Dublin in 1967 look like a theme-park of amiable drunken wastrels and boozy squawking women in headscarves and ankle socks.
- In those dark days fathers surfaced in politics either as incipient child-abusers, or alimony-evading wastrels.
- But to the contrary, the people were sympathetic towards her for having no father and a wastrel of a brother.
- These children, they said, were destined to become wastrels, neurotic misfits or criminals.
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