In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(day) ventoso(day) de mucho viento
- We have wind, this is heavy duty, serious blowy stuff.
- See now, rounding the headland, a forlorn hopeless bird, trembling black wings fingering the blowy air, dainty and ghostly, careless of the scattering salt.
- Key line: ‘A snowy, blowy Christmas, a mistletoey Christmas, a turkey lurkey Christmas to you!’
- Conditions at Canoe Brook were blowy and wet, remarkably Open-like in fact.
- Thank you for coming… it's a bit blowy outside.
- It was very blowy and some of the greens were tricky but I hit the ball fantastically well and missed only four or five greens which is pretty good out there.
- And outside, it's cold, blowy and snowy: real Texas, rather than the TV-land place it was to become.
- Talking of storms, this interview is potentially a bit blowy for me, too: I once had to apologise to a Lady for falsely accusing her of being German (she is half-French and half-Russian and also a British citizen).
- However, in blowy conditions at St Teresa's pitch on the Glen Road in Belfast, the St. Louis boys finally made the dream become a reality as they toppled a very physical Loreto College, Coleraine team.
- Barely 12 hours after the final round of the British Open at blowy, blustery Royal Lytham and the newly-crowned champion and chums were cracking away on the other side of the world.
- In the first three days we've seen it calm, blowy and wet.
- Tralee town itself is a good place to come back to after a blowy winter's walk.
- With the weather being a tad on the blowy side at the moment I've noticed that my skin is starting to feel dry and a little sore.
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