In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- For your listening pleasure, we present our all-time favorite Christmas earworm, "Last Christmas" by Wham!
- Any song can become an earworm, but his research has shown that some are better suited than others.
- And, thanks to some overplayed commercial, my earworm du jour is "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini."
- This was my earworm yesterday.
- And earworm attacks were more frequent - and lasted longer - for musicians and music lovers.
- Everyone has his or her own worst earworm.
- While Sasha condemns herself to a day of Shakey, my earworm du jour is, ooh, so much classier.
- I don't even know the tune, but those lyrics are so evocative I've still got an earworm.
- Big, cinematic, anthemic - call it what you will, it's an earworm that will be sticking with you for the rest of the day.
- The conversation soon settled upon my earworm of the week: Tony Christie's newly re-released (Is This The Way To) Amarillo.
- Once heard, it becomes an earworm.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.