In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cárcel femininecana feminine South America slangtrena feminine Spain slangtanque masculine Mexico slanggayola feminine River Plate slangcapacha feminine Chile informalguaconda feminine Colombia informal
- Houseboat doesn't go to the hoosegow, but it does remain on probation for trying to pull the wool over the court's eyes.
- I'm going to make believe I am acting before an audience and forget that I am doing 10 days in the hoosegow.
- After lunch, visitors stroll through downtown, most paying particular attention to the old Jail Tree: Lacking a proper hoosegow, the town chained bandits to its enormous trunk.
- But I'm not ashamed to say I'm looking forward to her stretch in the hoosegow - I think it's going to lead to many a good thing.
- The Twentymans are a trio of hardcore armed robbers with a dozen bank jobs to their credit, currently serving time in a friendly medium-security hoosegow for their latest misdeed.
- With some cells open, my brethren and I are allowed freedom to wander inside the confines of this red-walled hoosegow.
- Both Alcatraz Island and The Last Gangster told the story of a racketeer sent to the Rock on tax evasion charges (as was Capone) who learns the hard way that this isn't any old hoosegow.
- Jackson and his men were here to bust Shorty out of the hoosegow.
- This, along with a $10 million deal cut with Papua New Guinea and a hoosegow built on Christmas Island, came to be known as the Pacific Solution and was the act that finally aroused some Australians to protest their government's policies.
- The Dreadnoks want to spring Torch from the hoosegow, but Cobra commander tells them in no uncertain terms that the Firebat takes priority.
- They talked about old friends, old enemies, who's alive, who's dead, and who's in the hoosegow.
- Both Shorty and One-Eyed Jack still had plenty of friends who could bust them out of the hoosegow.
- She should be thrown in the hoosegow and made to swallow the key.
- Selena, mother of two junior high schoolers, has drawn the line against television, and it's landed both her kids in the hoosegow.
- Approximately 3 months ago, Mark suffered his first ever arrest, and he has shed 30 lb whilst in the hoosegow.
- While in the hoosegow, he earned a college degree and decided that he always wanted to be a writer.
- Just before midnight he was arrested by two police officers, described to me as ‘verbally aggressive’ and carted off to the hoosegow, aka Bradford Central Police Station.
- The background to this story is, apparently, that a number of members of the Mahdi Army were arrested on Sunday and tossed in the hoosegow.
- Step out of line and you'll land in the hoosegow or, even worse, enrolled in a Federally Mandated recovery program.
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