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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- He was one of the muggers that was attacking that woman.
- A plucky mother-of-four tackled muggers who had snatched a handbag off a pensioner.
- A passing couple saw the attack and chased the mugger, but he managed to get away.
- A mugger who savagely attacked an 81-year-old man in Colchester escaped with just £4 in loose change.
- They are burglars, dealers, vandals, thugs, muggers, arsonists, a menace to society.
- A woman was attacked by a mugger who threatened to stab her if she didn't hand over her handbag.
- A gang of muggers attacked a man 6ft 8in tall and stole his mobile phone as he walked home after a night out in Trowbridge.
- You and your date get out of the car, keeping an eye out for muggers and murderers.
- I am sure there are a lot more thieves, muggers and carjackers who could be dealt with the same way.
- A disabled man was left bleeding on the ground with a double fracture of the skull after being attacked by a mugger.
- Like his brother, he was also a thief, pickpocket, mugger, robber, and arsonist, etc, but he didn't like killing people.
- The muggers attacked me in a frigid, windswept, remote parking lot.
- Politicians love to bash murderers, muggers and robbers because being ‘tough on crime’ is a popular stance.
- An angry York mother has called for the return of her son's beloved BMX, which was snatched by two teenage muggers.
- A 15-year-old Guiseley School pupil has made his family proud this week after standing up to a mugger who attacked an elderly woman.
- Five years ago while walking near his London home he was attacked by muggers wielding machetes and suffered severe cuts to his hands.
- Now, instead of concentrating on speeders and drivers jumping red lights, the officers will focus on muggers and thugs.
- A mugger who snatched a woman's handbag as she made her way to work has been jailed just ten days after he committed the offence.
- In France, Britons are warned to look out for bag-snatchers, muggers, burglars and pickpockets, all targeting tourists.
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