In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The feeling of take-off makes me grin like a loon.
- And for another, hanging them on your lapel makes you look like a dork, or worse yet a loon.
- ‘Alright then,’ said I and followed him into my parent's sitting room where he plinked and plonked what can only be described as ‘radical jazz’ on the piano and I danced around like a loon.
- Our local happy loons have nominated a sacrifice candidate to stand for Parliament - though they're a little unclear as to which electorate.
- They have the tendency to wear loud shirts and smile at you like loons.
- And I'd cheer too, waving like a loon from the sidelines.
- Here, a sheepish young yakuza is ordered to kill his insane boss but things go awry when his elder disappears in a town full of loons, zombies, and halfwits.
- What's important to you may not be important to anyone else, and what's important to me may make you think I'm a loon.
- The 21-year-old waitress said: ‘I'm a bit of a loon but I think my personality will be perfect for a girl group as I'm great at getting everyone to laugh.’
- I love this comic, despite the fact Sim has degenerated into a frothing loon.
- It is de rigueur to ridicule them - of course they are laughable loons!
- ‘Yes, ma'am,’ said our director, grinning like a loon.
- Advice: do not wear and use hands-free kits for phones after dark unless you want people to think that you are a total loon.
- This is probably because we're not paranoid loons desperate for any pretext to start a fight.
- Prizes should be delivered to the TV director who cut to their box in time to catch him grinning like a loon, boffing a balloon about with his feet and hands.
- And yes, we jumped up and down and hugged like absolute loons.
- Instead of discussing the points he raises - points where most reasonable people would say reasonable people can disagree - you've all turned loons.
- I'm aware that's an unpopular thing to say, and that many consider him a loon.
- Not to be outdone, Adams takes over drumming duties, grinning like a loon.
- We used to date sisters and we're both crazy as loons, so we have that much in common.
- Only those who have heard the sound of a loon or a wolf call can truly sympathise with the poet about the beauty of the sound: ‘The wolves howl with a loneliness that is only theirs.’
- Red-throated Loons breed farther north than any other loon.
- The first, innocuous shower stroked the lake's surface but, when the wind came up, the loons began to call madly.
- This year, the artists showcased their talent with birds for a theme competition, each displaying the delicate feathers of every bird, from eagles to loons.
- Few if any fish survive in acid lakes, so loons have less food for their young.
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