In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We had meandered off on a circuitous journey of legal ground-breaking to reach the bleeding obvious.
- Why must we folk who live in mild old Britain have to put up with competing in every major bloody city during a bleeding heatwave anyway?
- Six bloody hundred and twenty-bleeding-eight people sunning themselves in Athens at our expense!
- It was only some people, like her bleeding boyfriend and father.
- Then, with a small smile she said, ‘I don't give a bleeding damn, my dear sir.’
- Scotland Yard has signed a deal with messaging outfit Buongiorno to state the bleeding obvious to the capital's residents.
- Whatever made that bleeding woman conclude such a thing?
- A very annoying problem and I gave him some leeway as he seemed fairly intelligent, and that's bleeding annoying.
- Online personality quizzes, jokey viral e-mails, and now a bleeding chatroom, of all things!
- You think Gordon Ramsay spends 14 hours in the operating theatre before he makes supper for a whole bleeding family?
- Why, oh why, can't they have separate queues for people who are going to take bleeding ages and those who are able to complete their transactions quickly and without fuss?
- There were signs on Thursday that Shell's maddening myopia when it comes to the bleeding obvious is still not completely cured.
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