In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1jefe informalpatrón Southern Cone informal
- I didn't jinx the football results with my rant yesterday, honest, guv!
- I replied, ‘Don't ask me guv, I'm trying to lose weight myself.’
- Unless, of course, it's talking about buying the services of a lumpen eared crew in a white transit so as you can really boss it about your manor, guv.
- She said that Wilcox, of no fixed address, told the officer: ‘Sorry, guv.’
- It's as simple as that, guv - no engineering work required!
- The perpetrators - civil servants, architects, contractors, the Scottish Executive and the ‘Corporate Body’ are all saying: ‘sorry guv - I just work here’.
- As he says: ‘You wouldn't want to find yourself in the shower with one, would you, guv?’
- The guv was forced to hold a press conference, at which he explained that the whole thing was ‘totally coincidental.’
- I don't expect to see an article quoting the queen as saying, ‘Wotcher say 'bout that then, eh, guv?’
- I was only trying to protect my shareholders, guv!
- No, guv, it musta been some other cat wot done it.
- No strings, guv, honest - they won't cost you a bean.
- One such, who is nicknamed by his former friends as Terrible Terry, took to pestering strangers on the beach with the phrase, ‘Excuse me, guv, could you help out a fellow countryman who has fallen on hard times?’
- The problem is that this panel has apparently insisted that the guv should guarantee the safety of traditional and organic farming methods and compensate those farmers in the event of contamination.
- He pines for the old mythology of a clean, civilised Rome - no unwashed masses here, guv - no matter how preposterous it is in light of the evidence.
- I'd shopped and I wrapped all my gifts full of love for our five picky teens, the black Lab and the guv.
- He shrugs off the incessant scrutiny, and says: ‘Not me, guv.’
- Spare any chord change for a cuppa, guv?
- ‘Sorry guv,’ came the reply, ‘all my fancy wrapping materials are in my store up by the Strand and I can't leave the barrow.’
- The guv frequently chats up his ambitious plan to reinvent the commonwealth as a national - even global - leader in clean energy.
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