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 latter mixed with an alcoholic drink is known as a Mickey Finn, used, in detective literature at least, to knock out the ‘goodies’.
- In many cases, the girl has intentionally been fed a Mickey Finn and is physically powerless to prevent a gang-rape from unfolding.
- Police say she went to his house, knocked him out with a Mickey Finn and, as he was falling asleep from the spiked cocktail, strangled him with a rope.
- But once again, it would appear that they are serving us the policy equivalent of a Mickey Finn.
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