In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1I was gobsmacked — me quedé patidifuso / patitieso informal
- I was gobsmacked to hear the Nottingham game had been cancelled, but it was all timed to perfection by SMG.
- I was gobsmacked to hear, in a set of headlines today, that the coalition was suffering ‘significant casualties’.
- The few times I did walk away, she would be utterly gobsmacked by my actions.
- ‘I think children and parents are going to be gobsmacked when they look around,’ he said, speaking ahead of yesterday's open day.
- Have you then seen the same old coffin dodger like ten years later and been utterly gobsmacked to see them still alive and kicking?
- I'd never been so utterly gobsmacked by the beauty of a place.
- ‘It was a real bargain,’ said the gobsmacked health service worker, who doesn't even like football.
- He was gutted, gobsmacked, and didn't care who knew.
- I watched, gobsmacked, as he was blindfolded and went on to identify random objects from the crowd by passing his hands over them but not touching them.
- ‘We were gobsmacked by the success of the film, we couldn't believe it,’ Borland says.
- There are still some things in life which leave me utterly gobsmacked.
- Steve, the centre's deputy head of operations, sounding like a man who might be gobsmacked to hear that this wasn't universal behaviour in the British working population.
- I'm pretty gobsmacked that it's being considered.
- Fernandez recently threw a party for one of his daughters at the Royal Botanical Gardens, to which gobsmacked guests were ferried in limos and greeted by mock paparazzi.
- I felt angry and tricked and was totally gobsmacked.
- He was just glowing afterwards, he was gobsmacked.
- There are times when you run out of words to describe the actions of local politicians - you are sometimes left gobsmacked by the sheer audacity of their decisions.
- Since then we've been gobsmacked with the response.
- Needless to say, the girlies - many of whom may have defended their idols in the playground against gay rumours - were gobsmacked.
- Fielding at short mid wicket he took off, flung himself full length to his left and caught the ball in his outstretched left hand leaving Young gobsmacked.
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