In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1USZoologylarva de hormiga león feminine
- I was so fascinated by ants, wasps, and doodlebugs that I would have squatted in the road all day too, but unfortunately I did not inherit the slow gene.
- One guy ate doodlebugs and another packed mud in his pants.
2USMiningvarilla de zahorí feminine
3British informalfeminine bomba volante
- Now 60 years on, after watching countless documentaries about D-Day and doodlebugs, he is desperate to find out what happened to the infant.
- The device was the notorious doodlebug, or buzz bomb.
- Londoners under attack would come to know it as the doodlebug or buzz bomb, so called for the mechanical hum it made before dropping on its target.
- So began London's doodlebug summer, with more than 2000 flying bombs launched from occupied France creating sudden havoc and destruction, especially across the south and east of the city.
- In 1943, I joined the Royal Marines at the Commando Training Unit, Lympstone, Devon, so I missed the doodlebugs and most of the V2 rockets.
- Born in 1930, Pinter was old enough to see and remember fascist actions in the East End and, of course, to be around when fascism stopped marching and started dropping bombs and launching doodlebugs.
- And that was dreadful, because we were bombarded with these doodlebugs and we were instructed during the night.
- In many ways the crowd at a football match is like a World War Two doodlebug - it's when it stops making a noise that those on the ground should panic.
- He quotes from the diary: ‘a doodlebug comes over our bus and we all crouch down to avoid the shattering of the window-glass.’
- The doodlebug bomb which hit Harrington Road and destroyed the Albert Tavern on July 9, 1944, was the 78th out of 142 V1s to strike Croydon.
- Its father handed him to Mr King, then a 15-year-old bread delivery boy, after the doodlebug crashed into land behind Old Tye Avenue, Biggin Hill.
- The doodlebug's flaming engine cut out and it turned to glide in our direction.
- Ack-ack guns were operated by women for the first time in the war, preventing many home strikes by doodlebugs and the Luftwaffe.
- The old doodlebugs which we feared are toys by comparison.
- In the woolly, soft-focused world of Britain's public information business, the answer seems no less obscure than in those hazy, black - and-white days of the doodlebug.
- We were free - no more bombs, doodlebugs or air raid sirens.
- Originally set in a military hospital during the Blitz in 1941, the film relocates the action to a civilian emergency hospital during the doodlebug campaign of 1944.
- In his first, wartime diaries, where he journeyed round Britain listing buildings for rescue by the National Trust, bombing raids and doodlebugs meant that death was in the air even though he was only in his thirties.
- ‘One night we held our breath as a doodlebug putt-putted overhead,’ said Sheila.
- Under the van Mr King was holding his head in his hands as a one-metre section of the doodlebug embedded itself in the vehicle.
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