In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
Australian, New Zealand
- A bronzed lifesaver in bright red pool daks and a goofy cap is an Australian icon, although they're starting to wear shorts a la Baywatch or bikepants lately.
- An old grey-haired but balding man approaches, wearing trackie daks.
- So I ended up looking all professional when I could have been wearing tracky daks and a scungy t-shirt.
- A third guy wandered in wearing an old pair of trackie daks (with a hole in one knee) and a tatty old jumper.
- ‘If we're expelled, I'll drop my daks in Red Square,’ he said.
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