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 hombre de la calle
- ‘I actually had a guy standing under my bathroom window one day while I'm sitting on the john,’ Monica says.
- The cab has two beds, a john, VCR, DVD, Playstation, and who knows what else.
- Other symbolism occurs as well, such as almost all the johns being named John, along with the star and two other characters.
- He told me that he was going to the john and left me alone in the control 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.
- The Mississippi also had trough type urinals and unwalled johns in the heads, and salt water showers.
- 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.
- Are we supposed to be proud of them for using the portable john?
- 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.
- All of us happy to be there, with or without food or showers or johns.
- There are memoirs by teenage prostitutes, but not 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.
- The real enemies, for Ross, aren't the johns or the violent clients, or even the police, but feminists and government aid staff.
- I knew which johns had good food, and I would go with the ones that fed me well, not the ones offering the speedball.
- The Saloon Madam sings and the whores seem to really love 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.
- You are like the prostitute that hates herself in the morning and yet goes out the next night to take the rich johns ' money.
- Although they want to keep prostitutes out of jail, the panellists couldn't say the same for pimps and johns.
- ‘And here,’ Michael Walters says with the quiet weariness of a veteran tour guide, ‘is where they often take their 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.
- She could go out, do things, and return home when a john called.
- The list, part newsletter, part community event forum, contains descriptions of johns to be avoided.
- Some women are afraid to walk the streets of their own neighbourhood for fear of being harassed by johns in passing cars.
- 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.
- However, johns or even pimps were never the men I feared most.
- 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.
- Hookers, johns, drunks, drug dealers and police are familiar sights in this area, which has seven schools within a two-block radius.
- 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.
1informal(toilet)baño masculineretrete masculinemeadero masculine humorous informalváter masculine Spain informal
2slang(prostitute's client)putero masculine informalputañero masculine informal
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