In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1British informalmy missus — mi mujer
- I'm sure a word with the director would open the way for me to borrow a few dozen of the choicer pieces with which I would be happy to drape the missus.
- Well I'll put it this way - the missus doesn't expect me before about nine every day anyway, so as long as nothin comes up at closing time, I'm always on!
- Tonight the missus and I went out for dinner and some Christmas shopping.
- I took the missus to recharge the batteries a bit this past weekend and it did us wonders.
- I get off at ten, and while that may be too late for me and the missus to go out for dinner, it's not too late for a romantic dinner at home.
- Competition moves in on the missus but she spins some yarn and wards them off.
- How nice it is to sit on the terrace in the evenings and hear the roar of cars and buses; it saves me from making conversation with the missus.
- At least I was too ill to be nagged by the missus into doing housework.
- The missus and I would go see it (she liked the documentary, too), but we've both got work responsibilities.
- You know, the missus and I just bought a new house, and it cost considerably less than $1.2 billion.
- So when the wind isn't blowing towards his house (can't upset the missus!) he sets fire to the piles.
- So the missus and I decided to spend Sunday afternoon taking in a film as we were in an Oscar kind of mood.
- And so I left feeling very good, and as I took the bus uptown to meet the missus, I finished the song, almost without thinking.
- I just got in from a day trip with sleepover - hang on, that makes it an overnighter - trip to down south, for fun filled frivolity in Sorrento, and a catch up with the missus.
- You and the missus can just go out to the driveway with a bottle of champagne and sit in the Galant.
- Taking a swim has ‘frightened the missus considerably,’ he says.
- John, at first hesitant, finally said he'd like to meet the missus.
- They're proud, but heavily governed by the need to sneak stuff past the missus.
- The candidate himself says the missus, and we quote, ‘speaks her mind appropriately.’
- It was about 9:30 in the evening when the missus said she was going home and would take the kids with her.
2doña feminine informal
- And then when I looked confused they'd say, hold on a minute, why don't you call my mate, Phil, and he'll do your bathroom a treat, missus.
- ‘You'd better watch out, missus,’ I said to Dolly, ‘I feel a pellucid coming on.’
- I was surprised, though, when Bridget's head popped up eventually and she said, ‘Welcome back, missus.’
- Well, for what it's worth, missus, the Last Post suggests home economics for an easier life.
- Well, if that's the way you want it, missus, that's the way it's going to have to be.
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