In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1USinformal(disc jockey)disjockeypinchadiscos Spain informal
2US(athlete, sportsman)deportista masculine
1USinformalmasculine pilotofeminine astronauta
1Britishslang, derogatory(Scotsman)escocés masculine
- In their other lives, some are commercial pilots, ex-military jocks, suits with office jobs.
- And keep in mind, these are Air Force fighter jocks - some of the most respected, and feared, military officers in the world.
- Curiously, Will argues in favor of making pilots - even Air Force fighter jocks - wear bow ties.
- Fighter jocks are what the Air Force is all about.
- Sports talk-radio jocks hammered at the stars for betraying the public trust.
- The blond and the jock were still finishing up their witty repartee while frantic techno music rattled on in the background.
- Are all radio jocks born with that annoying radio jock voice?
- Dashboard Confessional took the stage to a lot of high-pitched screaming and proceeded to impress even the most ardent of jocks with their acoustic-meets-emo stylings.
- How many times have you listened to a sports presenter/commentator/jock - especially a jock - assert this?
- I put on my socks, the jock, the shorts, and then the jersey, followed by sweatbands on my left arm and an elbow pad on my right arm.
- Cutler is no stranger to the brutality of the gridiron, having strapped on a jock and shoulder pads during his salad days as a high-school football player.
- He'll put Icy Hot in your jock and anything else.
- Young amateurs like the shorts, too, even though they cost about twice as much as jocks.
- He faked Penny out of his jock, drove baseline and threw down a two-handed dunk.
- He knew when Sampson was likely to shoot, when he was likely to pass, and when he was likely to adjust his jock.
- If Cadillac had gotten that handoff, he probably would have scored, but he would have left Allen without another piece of equipment - his jock.
- When a man dancing in a jock is the prize, that makes you want to prove that there are limits to what a team can do.
- He did that with more style, grace, brilliance and dominance than anyone I saw in more than four decades of talking to people in jocks.
- They're either putting itchy cream in your jock or Vaseline in your helmet or baby powder inside your clothes.
- They also more frequently used hip checks to dislodge rushers from their jocks.
- Bobby Butler, one of the cornerbacks you chose for Atlanta's team, couldn't carry his jock.
- Drafting without Joel was like the ballpark without beer, jocks without straps and Kansas without Todo.
- I spent that entire summer at a fat camp where I lost 75 pounds and became an athletic jock.
- It is pure snobbery to loom at athletes as ‘dumb jocks.’
- You can just hear him, a couple years from now: ‘All jocks think about is sports.’
- Jocks don't necessarily just hang out with jocks.
- He was yanked into an all guy group of basketball jocks and football jocks.
- That's right, my brother is not only a jock, he's a smart jock.
- The fraternity brothers were all football jocks and basketball stars.
- Each jock was questioned about what he had done just previous to riding the race.
- ‘Many people considered athletes dumb jocks, and I wanted to break loose from that barrier,’ he recalls.
- ‘Yes I don't want them thinking I am in anyway like those shallow minded jocks and jock goddesses’.
- They don't move, they speak like they're afraid to be up there, and the audience is all jocks waiting to see cute chicks.
- The movie spec suggests macho, testosterone-soaked fare that will appeal only to sports jocks.
- 80s movies aside, the truth is that when jocks and nerds collide the jocks pretty much almost always win.
- Directly in front of me, a round lunch table was surrounded by a group of guys, all either athletes and jocks, or just popular boys.
- Yet in some high schools, Straight Edgers have as much of a presence as say, the jocks or the Goth kids.
- There were cheerleaders, football players, other jocks, other girls who looked like they could be cheerleaders.
- So you end up in a study group with a bunch of jocks and your erstwhile friend says, ‘I hate jocks now.’
- ‘This frat is mostly joined by jocks,’ Tara announced, sounding like a tour guide.
- Jocks were jocks, after all, and the bigger they were, the more invincible they acted.
- Several of the other jocks in the room snickered, apparently finding his question most hilarious.
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