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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- The Labour backbenches are now stuffed with the disappointed, the thwarted, the fired, the has-beens and those that were never likely to amount to anything in the first place.
- Other housemates evoke the ghosts of yesterday's popular culture, as the has-beens who populate reality TV tend to do.
- He was the one genuine watchable talent in a particularly gruesome collection of minor career-boosting has-beens and wannabe-agains.
- The show, which begins tomorrow and features the traditional line-up of has-beens and never-weres, is nonetheless set to attract a massive audience.
- While many solo acts from the '80s are one-hit wonders and has-beens, Finn clearly breaks the mold.
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