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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- Everyday things have become fiddly, making a cup of tea is a complicated process when I can hardly see.
- I found it a bit fiddly, but then I haven't used a different browser since Netscape disappeared from sight about five years back.
- I've not used it before - it was a bit fiddly but I was very impressed.
- And you wouldn't believe how fiddly it is to persuade Windows 98 to use only the left hand side of a computer screen.
- When she cooks, she does not make a fiddly Korean banquet or a tri-coloured roulade with a difficult sauce.
- But those fiddly, pretty styles involving clips and partings everywhere are beyond me.
- The game's main faults are the fiddly control system.
- The radio is of the small and fiddly variety, with the controls at the base of the central console, making them hard to reach while driving.
- It dispenses the necessary white stuff delicately with the minimum of fuss while the oafs around you flounder with fiddly lids and squeezy bottles.
- Okay, it's not rocket science, but it's still really fiddly, and we're not lying on our backs under a kitchen sink.
- Like most DVD recorders, the Sony is fiddly to use compared with VHS machines.
- But as it's not stand-alone and looks a bit fiddly to install and run, it's probably less hassle to save up for a new camera.
- This task took me a couple of hours to complete, mainly because the tags were rather fiddly, but I'm extremely pleased with the results.
- This, however, is so fiddly and impossible to operate that even my eight-year-old son was stumped.
- Soup-making is often viewed as time-consuming and fiddly.
- A close cousin of radicchio, it is dead fiddly to grow.
- On a drawer measuring a square inch, that's fiddly work.
- This ensures that the charcoal is glowing rather than smoking, and gets the fiddly lighting process out of the way before anyone arrives.
- This week it's time for the details, pitfalls and fiddly bits.
- I find it very difficult tying hairs on hooks and other small fiddly things with my hands, which these days which never seem to be free of pain.
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