In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1fie upon you, sir — vergüenza debiera darle, señor
- Pressing the worry lines from his face, Broder shouts fie on the do-nothing Congress and demands an end to partisan bickering.
- So fie, for shame, and I declare myself rededicated to this humble art, even to the extent of journaling at work.
- Then hear this, Sir Thomas: fie on utopia, hooray for dystopia!
- Thanks to everyone who wrote to say fie upon the mean lady.
- And fie to those ‘Johnny come lately’ locals, who try to warn me off.
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