In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the goggle-box — la caja boba Latin America informal
- How could anyone have watched this complex sport of tennis without the authoritative tones booming from the goggle-box: ‘what a forehand’.
- It continues to run on the goggle-box and now has transmuted into a stage show.
- Hitchcock explains his love/hate for the goggle-box in much the same way that Elvis Costello once did for radio.
- You think that sounds too dull to ever make it onto the goggle-box?
- It will get you out of the living room and away from the goggle-box to see some spectacular big-screen entertainment which will remind you that spectacle isn't everything.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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