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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- I'm like those women who discovered beehives and winkle-pickers back in the 1950s and still sport them today.
- If you were a mod you had to wear winkle-pickers.
- Like many young people I ignored advice not to wear winkle-pickers, stilettoes and high platforms, and boy am I paying for it.
- The tiniest kitten heels in the world, and toes like winkle-pickers.
- The days of rock-star wannabe, red winkle-pickers and embarrassing 1980s’ garb are long gone and Kerr leads a sophisticated life.
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