In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1John the Baptist/Evangelist — San Juan Bautista/Evangelista
- John 6,31 — (San) Juan 6,31
- John Q Public — el ciudadano medio / de a pie
1informal(toilet)baño masculineretrete masculinemeadero masculine informal humorousváter masculine Spain informal
- Are we supposed to be proud of them for using the portable john?
- Hey don't worry, I've seen more people puking in the john than I want to admit.
- Jets owner Leon Hess felt the city parks department, which operated Shea Stadium, did not provide enough portable johns for fans tailgating in the parking lot before games.
- The Mississippi also had trough type urinals and unwalled johns in the heads, and salt water showers.
- Other symbolism occurs as well, such as almost all the johns being named John, along with the star and two other characters.
- Every one of the eight guest rooms has its own john and shower, and there's a raised open-air common kitchen and sitting room.
- I can get that kind of stuff a lot more efficiently by browsing the WSJ ‘Personal Journal’ section when I'm in the john.
- He told me that he was going to the john and left me alone in the control room.
- The cab has two beds, a john, VCR, DVD, Playstation, and who knows what else.
- All of us happy to be there, with or without food or showers or johns.
- ‘I actually had a guy standing under my bathroom window one day while I'm sitting on the john,’ Monica says.
2slang(prostitute's client)putero masculine informalputañero masculine informal
- I'll agree to legalising prostitutes if they have big markers placed on them, so the johns and regular people will know who they are.
- The list, part newsletter, part community event forum, contains descriptions of johns to be avoided.
- The Saloon Madam sings and the whores seem to really love their johns.
- You are like the prostitute that hates herself in the morning and yet goes out the next night to take the rich johns ' money.
- City officials are considering a ‘red light district’ pilot project where adult hookers could openly solicit - though their johns could still be arrested.
- This guy hangs out on the street with his video camera, and when he sees a prostitute pick up a john, he follows them and gets it on tape.
- I knew which johns had good food, and I would go with the ones that fed me well, not the ones offering the speedball.
- However, johns or even pimps were never the men I feared most.
- She could go out, do things, and return home when a john called.
- There are memoirs by teenage prostitutes, but not johns.
- I refused to see my john any more, but after a five-year relationship (so to speak), he did not take my ‘no’ seriously.
- Some women are afraid to walk the streets of their own neighbourhood for fear of being harassed by johns in passing cars.
- Although they want to keep prostitutes out of jail, the panellists couldn't say the same for pimps and johns.
- Back in the car he tells me she's a prostitute and that was her john and she's using her pad for tricks.
- ‘And here,’ Michael Walters says with the quiet weariness of a veteran tour guide, ‘is where they often take their johns.’
- Despite the widespread belief of my older johns that all prostitutes were lesbians and vice versa, I found little overlap of those two communities.
- The johns that call are then warned of the future consequences of such behaviour.
- The answer seems to depend on who is being scrutinised - the prostitute or the john.
- Hookers, johns, drunks, drug dealers and police are familiar sights in this area, which has seven schools within a two-block radius.
- The real enemies, for Ross, aren't the johns or the violent clients, or even the police, but feminists and government aid staff.
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