In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1there was bedlam when he announced the news — se armó la de San Quintín cuando anunció la noticia informal
- they were having a sale and it was bedlam in there! — estaban de liquidación y aquello era un loquero
- In fact, Ian was merely taking cover from the bedlam he had witnessed downstairs at arrivals.
- The utter silence of a warrior, in the bedlam of a battlefield.
- After weeks of upheaval caused by the Lovers Lane shut off, the surprise two week closure of Leigh Road, the main arterial road from Leigh to Atherton on Monday, caused bedlam.
- But somehow none of them expected that to happen, not after all the confused shouting and general bedlam which had followed those predawn bugle calls.
- In a now familiar picture of bedlam, spectators and courtroom staff fled in terror and police descended in force upon the prisoners.
- I've just been Christmas shopping in Kingston and it's bedlam out there.
- The station became a scene of bedlam as if often does, with its small confines causing waiting outbound passengers to be in the way of arriving passengers.
- Predictably today was utter bedlam at work and, apart from a depressing and slightly embarrassing midday chat with the boss about our team's workload, things went entirely as expected.
- Back stage was bedlam with singers tuning their voices, make-up artists plying their trade and a lady ironing all the costumes.
- We have thousands of well-tanked people flowing (!) on to the streets of all major towns and cities at a given time of the night when there's bedlam on the streets.
- The room soon turned to bedlam as the voices of protest were countered by other delegates who argued that the debate should be allowed to continue, while other bemused bystanders tried to work out the plot.
- And then of course from then on it was screams and hollering and people drowning and getting hit and ah, and fear it was bedlam, chaos and it took you know it took a while to to to get it all sorted out and under control
- Nearby, Helen flickered back into vision, her face terrified as she surveyed the bedlam which had erupted.
- Precisely the kind of person you would expect to turn homespun tranquillity into turmoil and bedlam with her very presence.
- Mr Howard said: ‘The work has to be undertaken for safety reasons alone, but we have to make sure we alleviate problems for others, otherwise it's going to be absolutely bedlam.’
- To switch on the TV is to get instantly drawn into the bedlam of the hospital scenes, the chaos of bodies and patients on stretchers, the exchange of fire, the sheer, anxious horror of it all.
- She quickly turned back to the bedlam, which, while still loud and raucous, still seemed somehow subdued.
- The tranquil sounds of nature had been replaced by the familiar cries of bedlam and chaos.
- What I saw was bedlam and someone could easily have been hurt,’ he said.
- After Colleen claims that Joy tried to sabotage her chances of winning, the meeting turns into bedlam (much to everyone's amusement).
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