In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Somewhere between Colorado and New Mexico he got into a fight with an irate florist.
- There are constant traffic jams at every road junction and the honking of horns by irate drivers is deafening.
- The manager was irate after seeing his side denied a clear-cut penalty.
- Police are investigating claims that a teenager was dragged around a Swindon supermarket by an irate shopper.
- One letter, from an irate constituent, insisted that I rang him the moment I got his letter.
- The only response to The Peak's inflammatory headline was a few mildly irate letters.
- The fare increases have been branded outrageous by one irate passenger - and incredible by a driver.
- Not even a snarling boss or irate colleague can spoil that good feeling.
- The staff are constantly dealing with farmers and other members of the public who are upset, or irate, or both.
- On the other, a cluster of irate worshippers, furious that their mosque had been violated.
- We're very irate about this, we've always had a local member and we intend to still have a local member.
- Sometimes readers become irate about things beyond any writer's control.
- An estate in Harpurhey has been labelled a dumping ground by irate residents who feel not enough is being done to make it a better place to live.
- Having to explain to irate passengers why you can't take their money when the stupid new ticket machines are broken.
- Fifty years ago it was, according to an irate letter writer in the Evening Press.
- Not surprisingly, customers are often left feeling irate when they receive the bill as they never asked for the loan.
- I have a feeling that when they return my call they are going to be absolutely irate.
- In response, we may become irate, frustrated, jealous, furiously angry and even violent.
- The most irate members of the public were town centre residents and members of the business sector.
- Father and uncle head off to search for the kid; Dan soon has to field a call from an irate Amanda demanding to know why her son is missing.
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