In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1de las antípodas
- The argument goes along the lines that Antipodean freeloaders cannot get into their national sides but just need to walk off the plane into a Scotland kilt, suitable contract and the words and sheet music to Flower of Scotland.
- Surely, surely a way could have been found - notwithstanding Antipodean tax breaks - to shoot one of Scotland's greatest adventure stories in the country in which it was set.
- When they have time off they like to travel - Euro city breaks, transatlantic jaunts, adventurous equatorial treks or even Antipodean long hauls.
- In fact he had stumbled onto an island in what are now known as the New Hebrides, supposedly an upside-down equivalent of Scotland: the naming of Antipodean places was a competition between mismatched metaphors.
- Go into any bar in the county and before long the chances are you'll come across a member of the bar staff with that distinctive Antipodean twang.
- With spring swigging in mind, Somerfield is introducing a juicy new range of Antipodean Riesling, dry muscat, Sauvignon blanc and Verdelho wines.
- ‘But this Antipodean contingent is a positive thing,’ he said.
- I must confess to being part of the 1980s generation that exasperated parents and teachers alike by staying up until the wee small hours of the morning to catch up on the antics of those Antipodean miscreants on Prisoner Cell Block H.
- Every April 25, Australians and New Zealanders observe Anzac Day, ostensibly a celebration of Imperial honour, but in truth a ritual of Antipodean identity.
- A charity website reports that charities are planning to fight back with a PR campaign extolling the virtues of having some loud Antipodean drama student hollering at you when you've just popped out for a bag of crisps.
- Many gatekeepers in British, American and Antipodean museums have been relatively progressive in showing women's role in maritime history, not least because museums' economic survival requires them to attract more visitors.
- Mike has hundreds of chip freaks shouting at him, Andrew and myself were overrun with pedants and fools (usual week really), and Linda sparked some Antipodean fury.
- But home cooking and easy Antipodean living lured Ryder from his lair.
- But if these throwbacks were unusual, then a little something from Aymon, the new sommelier, a twinkly young Antipodean fellow in formal attire with just a smidge of eyeliner, was a genuine first for me.
- The acerbic Australian, equally at home dissecting serious cultural issues and Japanese endurance game shows, will be reading from his new collection of essays and dispensing bons mots, acid witticisms and Antipodean insights.
- And she shows no signs of wanting to work in Hollywood or the United States, preferring the freedom offered by being based in Australia, although she almost never comments on Antipodean cinema either.
- Apologies to any Antipodean readers; just throw another Turkey leg on the Barbie for me and I will be right over.
- Word is Will has been impressed by Australia's flourishing Hip-Hop scene and plans on introducing Antipodean rappers to the rest of the world.
- Students, politicians and policy makers alike must recognise that there is no magical Antipodean discount in this cost-benefit equation.
- And on Hogmanay there was ample opportunity to contract a virulent dose of lurgy, as hordes of largely Antipodean youths yelled ‘G'day!’
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