In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- If I'd paid for my subscription, I'd certainly feel that it'd been mis-sold and I'd want my money back.
- It was as though it'd been written by someone other than Barbara.
- It was a mild day, warmer than it'd been in weeks.
- This afternoon BHP announced it'd secured 56 per cent of the shares in WMC.
- If it'd been silent that would have been weird, so I should probably be thankful for some white-noise.
- But I can't just dump her and find some new friends cause making friends takes time and it'd be really mean.
- The creators figured it'd be a hit amongst junior nerds.
- And if the film were a haircut, it'd definitely need a hat.
- Surely, it'd have to be something more appropriate.
- ‘I thought it'd be like stage fright but for the next 12 years,’ he recalls.
- I am computer savvy, and had read other blogs and thought it'd be worth a shot.
- I've actually found loads of things, but won't put them up for sale all at once; I think it'd be better to stagger them all over the next few weeks.
- You can fantasize to your heart's content, but you'll probably never really know what it'd be like if you and Dream Boy got together.
- Look, I think it'd be a very different job from this one.
- Besides, we're heading off for Mexico before long, and it'd be silly to travel all that way with an incomplete kit.
- Computers in those days didn't have a screen attached, all you had was a printer, so you'd type in your moves and it'd print out what happened.
- And then I heard her speak, and I thought it'd be good to talk to this woman.
- ‘We thought it'd be a good time,’ they say, a general sentiment echoed by many men on board.
- I liked the penthouse immediately but thought it'd be far too expensive.
- Can't imagine it'd have made things a lot better.
- If you redid it now with minimal changes to the script and setup, and a hefty FX budget, I reckon it'd go down rather well…
- Otherwise it'd be the most embarrassing thing ever, you know.
- Then it'd cloud over and start threatening rain.
- You'd probably look at it now and it'd be shocking.
- That said, sometimes it'd be nice to be a bit picky.
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