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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- Using the emergency telephone on the hard shoulder of the motorway gives a fixed location unlike a mobile phone.
- Police said the driver had just overtaken a lorry when he careered into the hard shoulder barrier and bounced back across the carriageway into the central reservation.
- Anyway, I noticed that a woman had stopped in the hard shoulder of the other carriageway and was taking photos of the sunset.
- United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was cleared of driving on a motorway hard shoulder after the solicitor told magistrates he was suffered a stomach upset and needed to use the toilet.
- Mercedes used to be a byword for durability but now it's a byword for being on the hard shoulder at four in the morning with steam coming out of the bonnet.
- Well, when I was travelling up from London to Glasgow yesterday I passed a car which was sitting on the hard shoulder of the M6, tyre in shreds.
- Statistics show that many accidents that occur on motorways involve vehicles which are parked on the hard shoulder.
- Then, just as hope was diminishing to its lowest ebb, an extremely long stretch limousine which had just sped by, suddenly stopped and parked on the hard shoulder a furlong ahead of us.
- In one short conversation, Pc Lee Bowdell described how Mr Hinde was flailing about on the motorway hard shoulder and deliberately banging his head on the floor.
- Take the hard shoulder of dual carriageways, for instance.
- He kept wanting to park up on the hard shoulder and have a walk in the hills.
- In other areas of the M1 earmarked for a new carriageway, additional land would be bought, with the hard shoulder and central reservation staying the same.
- Kathy and Colin sat in the car by a hard shoulder of a motorway bickering about what route to take.
- It crossed lanes and hit a crash barrier on the hard shoulder.
- Traffic was stopped on the motorway; cars were forced on to the hard shoulder, nothing was too much bother and once we got there we held an autograph session for the drivers.
- Sir Alex Ferguson was charged with driving on the hard shoulder of a motorway - an offence that carries a three-point penalty.
- I couldn't help myself stopping on the hard shoulder behind them.
- It is understood he was seen to get out of his Fiat Punto after parking it on the hard shoulder between Junction 17 at Whitefield and Junction 18 at Simister.
- Sidney Flinton came into the world on the hard shoulder of the M62 motorway.
- Mark, of Owen Close, Croydon, told officers he had not gone the wrong way down the motorway, only the hard shoulder, in search of his sister.
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