In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1torpe femininepatoso masculine Spain informalpatosa feminine Spain informal
- The whole staff was just a bunch of wacky butterfingers who made the same mistake over and over again.
- Newton, much closer in spirit and physique to Hepburn, is funny and lovely throughout, but this is a two-hander and butterfingers Wahlberg isn't there to catch what she so ably throws his way.
- Unfortunately I'm a butterfingers and grabbed the door latch when I got a hold and the door swung open, with me on it.
- Hold your horses, butterfingers, I'll be there in a minute!
- But the really annoying people said things like ‘hey, I heard what happened, butterfingers.’
- But the butterfingers company boss Jerry Sanders later let them slip through his fingers.
- Glasgow's first try had come even before Murray had left the field when flanker Stevie Swindall took advantage of some butterfingers to grab an early touchdown.
- The result: timeless songs full of jangling guitars and giggling vocals and lyrics about being a lovesick butterfingers in a world of emotional icebergs.
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