In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to give sb a caning — castigar a algn con la palmeta
- they took a caning last Saturday — el sábado pasado les dieron una paliza
- The next morning the students were given a caning.
- The title was a reference to the weekly caning of young boys in their pyjamas.
- Abubakar is expected to sign additional legislation in the coming weeks that expands the use of caning to punish adultery and other crimes, Gelanggang said.
- Sit them in lines and walk around them, and if they talk to each other, throw chalk at them; if they still annoy you, then give them detention or a caning.
- Contrary to Regulation 3, the punishments meted out for these offences included canings on various parts of the body; beatings with straps or pointers; hair pulling; and beatings with hands or fists.
- This particular punishment, called caning, is common practice in many foreign countries and seems unmistakably similar to the whippings a parent would use to reprimand a child in order to instil proper moral values.
- Although the school canings I described yesterday were a form of child abuse that is now illegal, they would register only 1 or 2 on the Richter scale of abuse.
- In those days that could mean lining up at the Vestry for a caning - but luckily it didn't come to that.
- The death penalty is imposed for drug smuggling, and caning is still used as a punishment.
- Unfortunately for my master I had never told my father of the canings I'd received for fear of further punishment at home.
- But this early incarnation of the system was little more than sophisticated caning - corporal punishment for boys and girls who were naughty.
- Women were slightly more sympathetic, worrying about the physical damage done by caning.
- Dropping food on the floor during meals would end in a caning - for girls, too.
- In 1998 the European Court of Human Rights unanimously found that the repeated caning of a young boy by his stepfather breached the boy's right to protection from inhuman or degrading punishment.
- ‘There was one boy, if he knew he was in for a caning, he used to put books in his pants, so it didn't hurt,’ says Barbara.
- She was in discomfort for several days and traces of the caning remained for a considerably longer period.
- Goodman also suggested that whippings or canings should be brought back for children who get into trouble.
- On Thursday Bireuen's district chief Mustafa Geulanggang explained why the authorities had decided to implement caning as a punishment.
- Now if you think back to your high school or college American history classes, you may remember the caning of Charles Sumner, one of most infamous moments in the lead-up to the Civil War.
- And we both hurried off filled with relief; Tony because he'd got away with setting the fire alarm off, and me because Tony had saved me from what had seemed a certain caning.
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