In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It's the season of giving, it's the season of sharing, it's the season of tipping your mailman with checks and bottles of sensibly-priced alcohol.
- I would ride my bike the mile down to our mailbox and wait there for the mailman, hoping for something good to arrive.
- She went to the window to see if the mailman had driven by.
- I eagerly await the last Friday of every month for the mailman's arrival.
- As Danni was about to walk into the house she noticed the mailman had been by, she walked to the mailbox and pulled out the pieces of mail.
- Even the mailman showed up on time to give him his junk mail.
- As he sat there the mailman came up and brought the mail.
- In the 1870s, it took mailmen two days to travel the road from Santa Clara to Felton, a distance of 30 miles.
- It's the middle of September and I'm waiting for the mailman.
- I smiled apologetically at the mailman and took the mail from him.
- The mailman is an elderly man, in his late 50s or even 60s.
- I love games and so I'm always excited about some new diversion and I must admit that one of my greatest pleasures is coming home and seeing a package that the mailman has left.
- She barks at the paperboy in the morning, the mailman in the afternoon and at trucks any time of day.
- When Mr. Mica Crawler, the old mailman, came by the blacksmith shop John thought the old man had come to gossip for he was known to do that a lot.
- I sat on the wall in front of my house, waiting for Jack, the mailman to come.
- The mailman put the mail inside the mailbox, then looked around, noticed nothing, and reached back into the truck, grabbing a small envelope, the unlabeled one, and stuffed it in as well.
- I hate going into the shopping mall at the corner of my home, but that is where I have to pick up my packages that are too big for the mailman to carry.
- When I pulled into my neighborhood, I noticed Derek in his front yard talking to the mailman.
- By the way, I leave a little cash in the mailbox for the mailman.
- The mailman, who can't get in because the front door is locked, leaves letters for me on the front steps.
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