In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1lago masculinemilk/wine lake — excedentes de leche/vino
- go (and) jump in a lake! — ¡vete a freír espárragos!
- The grape spirit market was in decline, too, so the EC wine lake was overflowing.
- I must visit the picturesque European wine lake region some time.
- On the Continent the removal of the grain mountains and wine lakes is taken as meaning the system is working.
- Critics say it has resulted in the grotesque and immoral destruction of produce - those wine lakes and butter mountains - to keep prices artificially high.
- The European Union authorities have been keen to promote its use in place of sugar as a way of helping reduce the European wine lake.
- With its directives on the correct shape of fruit, production quotas, wine lakes and butter mountains the EU is baffling at the best of times.
- The system led to vast overproduction and the creation of so-called butter mountains and wine lakes.
- The story is all the more remarkable when you take into account the size of Europe's wine lake and the stiff competition in today's crushingly crowded fine wine market.
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