In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1¡caray! informal¡jo! Spain informal¡(la) pucha! Latin America informal
- Babel earns Holland a corner to force the entire stadium onto the edge of their seats, but Cocu's header is completely aimless… cor blimey!
- You know you're back in London when you're on the phone and the person you're talking to says, without irony, ‘Oh, blimey.’
- I'm deserting my desk, my keyboard and my responsibilities for seven whole days - the first holiday since… blimey, Lithuania, I think.
- But blimey, look's who's number 27 in category number 28!
- So, well, cor blimey, what an honour to have one's work showcased by the BBC.
- ‘Oh, god, blimey, no,’ is Ben's enthusiastic response to my inquiry as to whether it's a little early for him.
- It was a mixed crowd, enlivened by a mother, daughter and son-in-law from Devon - blimey, the mother-in-law could put those beers away…
- His sidekick Carolyn's idea of investigating something allegedly paranormal was to squeak, ‘Oops, blimey!’
- At one point, he actually says, ‘I'd love a cuppa tea’ - cor blimey!
- ‘We were talking earlier about warts,’ announces Gareth, and then… oh, blimey, plays Ronan Keating.
- I've got to admit to being a bit taken a back when I saw my first cash machine inside a club, but blimey, I'm in Cruz 101, a full-on gay club, with some chums, and there's this free internet access!
- Yes, there's a feeling of ‘Oh, blimey, this is my last official ‘night out’ in the city centre’ kind of thing, but I don't do that all that often anyway.
- The theatre staff said that it was the first time that an unknown company had done that in the history of their theatre - blimey!
- And, blimey, things have changed (and not always for the better).
- Already on the bill were The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Buzzcocks and The Vibrators… blimey!
- When you see Charles Kennedy saying he's tired after a day looking after the baby - blimey, what does he think women are doing all day?
- Back in Britain the young, northern, alternative-rock squad is once again on the rise with a slew of bands you've never heard of - The Music, The Coral and, blimey, something called Nylon Pylon - waiting in the wings.
- Sometimes I look at him and I think, ‘Oh blimey!’
- Blimey, that's Erik Satie, innit?
- Well, we just type Greyhounds in the search engine and… blimey!
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