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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- A pair of London hoodlums, rejected by the established criminal set, execute a spate of robberies, which finally results in the death of a policeman.
- The aim is to reduce the number of criminals who prey on tourists and get young hoodlums off the streets.
- First of all a fearless, infallible hero pitted against a bunch of hoodlums and brutal, power-crazy politicians is too stereotypical for words.
- Off-licences selling alcohol to underage drinkers could be targeted as tough tactics are adopted to stop teenage hoodlums terrorising a town.
- In fact, many people believe gangsters and hoodlums are vicious and violent by nature.
- Then they saw thugs and hoodlums taking over the streets.
- Not content to leave it at that, the gang of hoodlums chased after the drunken trio.
- He was a gangster, a hoodlum, a thug: much less creative than his dad.
- The gist is this: there's a small Scottish town plagued with young hoodlums whose violence is getting out of hand.
- Over time, Taylor begins to enjoy life as a car-jacking hoodlum.
- But this was the work of a handful of hoodlums, terrorists or just plain criminals.
- When he talks of cracking down on the hoodlums and thugs who make life miserable on Britain's poorest estates, people listen because they suspect he knows whereof he speaks.
- So you mean to tell me that those hoodlums are free to go after what they have been doing to my son?
- Here was a young man who had left his middle-class home to fight alongside labourers, professors, artists and hoodlums.
- Suddenly a gang of young hoodlums enters, led by a thug named Frankie McCarthy.
- But the most horrific incident of this sort in the novel occurs when Lorraine is raped by C. C. Baker and his gang of hoodlums.
- One particularly edgy sequence involves the hijacking of a transit bus by a young hoodlum, who's then frustrated by the unwillingness of his hostages to express themselves honestly to him.
- The hoodlums reportedly beat Palestinian villagers and vandalised their property.
- Instead the tabloids were full of stories about gangs of hoodlums running out of control, terrorising vulnerable people.
- Doesn't such an attitude encourage hoodlums to commit such crimes again and again?
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