In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- So, if I could put it this way, ma'am, it is not only the quantity of your reign we are celebrating today, it is the quality.
- Well, you see ma'am, we've got a few positive responses towards the notion that she may be hiding on your boat.
- ‘Why thank you, ma'am,’ Pic chimed as he acted like he was curtsying.
- Carmon Rosalind Maitfield at your service, ma'am.
- And where were you before these events, ma'am?
- ‘I'm sorry, ma'am,’ Jude apologized, putting his head down.
- ‘Certainly, ma'am,’ said the royal doctor, bowing.
- ‘Your cabin would be this way, ma'am,’ said the polite young midshipman who was escorting her.
- ‘He's already gone to shore, ma'am,’ said Peter.
- He replied: ‘Yes, ma'am, more than satisfied.’
- He responded with a polite ‘Yes, ma'am,’ to a series of questions from the judge, posed to determine his knowledge of the charges against him.
- With all due respect, ma'am, she has already done that.
- They would have been on time, ma'am, I swear, if it hadn't been for my carelessness.
- Thereafter, if you do become drawn into a conversation, it is perfectly acceptable to address her as ma'am, Lord Crathorne says.
- ‘You may indeed, ma'am,’ Ben replied, ‘She is in excellent health, as are my Father and sister.’
- He stepped up to a nearby woman, ‘Excuse me, ma'am, but could you please tell me…‘
- It's in the ornamental frame on the mantelpiece in your own bedroom, ma'am.
- ‘I assure you, ma'am, I'm capable of doing most things you put before me,’ Enela explained confidently.
- ‘I'm sorry, ma'am,’ Elizabeth instantly apologized, ‘I didn't mean to implore.’
- ‘With all due respect, ma'am,’ Kei started, ‘you really don't have authority over us yet.’
- Excuse me, ma'am: could ask the gentleman next to you to move so that I can get into the window seat?
- I couldn't help it, so I interrupted her here: ‘Excuse me ma'am, but where did you get all this information?’
- Should I bring out your evening dress, ma'am?
- ‘It's raining on the bench too, ma'am,’ he told her.
- Just a ham-and-cheese on white bread, please, ma'am.
- I have called the doctor, and he is speaking to Mr. Cartwright now, ma'am.
- Dario approached the lady, ‘Excuse me, ma'am, if you don't mind me asking, has anything been going on in this town?’
- ‘Excuse me, sir, ma'am, but I need to get a statement from each of you about what happened here today,’ states one of the fresh-faced officers from airline security.
- The servants are talking, ma'am, and they're all saying that the murderer is on the loose.
- Asked if he understood, Curtis said, ‘Yes, ma'am.’
- With all due respect, ma'am, it would be best for you to hire someone other than yourself to put Caci through some intense therapy.
- I need to know what's going on so I can be sure I'm putting you in touch with the right agency, ma'am.
- Why, yes, ma'am, I believe we were heading that way anyway.
- The woman was interrupted with ‘Excuse me ma'am, can we help you?’
- ‘There's no secret, ma'am,’ Mr. Revere said, ‘we were speaking only of the famous beauty of Boston.’
- ‘I shall wish to question each of you separately, ma'am,’ he said, and I nodded.
- No offense, ma'am, but that's no excuse.
- That's such a hard question, ma'am, because, you know, one of the things that Larry and I will both tell you is we've both had front-row seats for so much history.
- Oh, yes, yes, ma'am, sure, she's going to be a great champion, don't worry about that.
- ‘That's all right, ma'am,’ said Eliza, who was beginning to feel that the WRACs were a ‘pretend army’, unlike that of the Squaddies.
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