In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
also copper's nark
1soplón masculine informalsoplona feminine informal
- Reluctant nark Adriana is forced to turn to an FBI agent for company.
- The opprobrium that once attached to informers, snitches, snouts, shoppers and narks in all walks of life no longer exists.
- Most of the narks and whingers have actually left Sydney.
- 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.
- Dick Turpin is no coppers' nark so have the courage of your convictions to stand and deliver your reasons.
- I wonder if the Canadian police could consider invoicing narks directly?
1cabrear informalencabronar Mexico Spain vulgar slangto get narked — cabrearse informal
- This narked a few people, including his apparently unpaid vet and a group who claimed that the animals on his ranch were being treated cruelly.
- Now turned 70, he says he passes for mid-50s and is narked that I've pointed out a stiffness in his gait.
- This accolade was accompanied by the wonderful spectacle of dweeby scientists getting narked because they invent everything yet remain unloved and unglamorous.
- This lay-off still narks him, and he grumbles before saying it has been ‘forgotten’.
- ‘Well it's nothing I've cultivated,’ he says, a bit narked.
- Divers even pick up these dozy little sharks, but if you do that you will find yourself with a suddenly alert fish that is probably a bit narked at being disturbed.
- Also I am narked by the fact that they didn't seem to put too much effort into clearing out my room to make space for my stuff, so I have about half a wardrobe and just no space.
- I'd put in eight weeks of training, but the controversy has narked me a bit.
- So, well done, your girlfriend, for finding a humorous card that actually did the trick - and I'm not at all surprised that she's narked that you just chucked it out.
- There were still narked at what the weather had done to their tracks and overhead cables and were holding up the commuters.
- I was afraid they might have been a bit narked that we didn't tell them
- At that point I had yet to meet an atheist who wasn't narked by the whole thing.
- Young lady also proceeded to nark me by fidgeting continuously.
- After a few moments the problem was obvious and proved that the 1996 team hadn't been totally narked when they reported that the rigging was still upright and intact.
- Am most narked at lack of wireless stuff going on here.
- All this has got the genuine aromatherapists a bit narked.
- Reviewers, for instance, were narked that the special effects were not all that special.
- I'm a bit narked the Boro game was called off on Wednesday.
- I know what's ‘got into her’ - she's narked about what we said regarding Talos.
- I've been narked off with studio trailers for years.
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