In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Britishdated, informalsoplón masculine informalsoplona feminine informal
1Britishinformalcabrear informalencabronar Mexico Spain vulgar slangto get narked — cabrearse informal
- Dick Turpin is no coppers' nark so have the courage of your convictions to stand and deliver your reasons.
- The opprobrium that once attached to informers, snitches, snouts, shoppers and narks in all walks of life no longer exists.
- Then the copper whips off a little advert looking for narks to come forward over this purely political offence.
- Not that the Chancellor is short of narks in this part of the world.
- Reluctant nark Adriana is forced to turn to an FBI agent for company.
- Most of the narks and whingers have actually left Sydney.
- I wonder if the Canadian police could consider invoicing narks directly?
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