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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- Elders make an income by taxi driving and baksheesh from tomb guardianship.
- By the time we finished, a small group of children had gathered around our car and they called out in Arabic, ‘baksheesh! baksheesh!’
- He explained: ‘I love baksheesh because it gives me certainty and predictability.’
- Since the average baksheesh for foreigners is between 10 and 20 leva, I am well ahead of the game.
- In the old days the uncertainty provided a lucrative source of supplemental income for town-hall bureaucrats who would tip you the wink for a little discreet baksheesh.
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