In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(as title)his nibs — su señoría humorous
- With my resolve well and truly replenished, it was time to start work on his nibs.
- We were having fun till his nibs walked in and told us to be quiet.
- If his nibs happens to be a regular patron, increase the aforementioned bowing and scraping a hundredfold.
- You know, news summaries scrawled with demands to have the Revenue set on reporters who said rude things about his nibs, enemies under the beds and loading up on lawyers.
- Let me take you through the smoked glass door, and walk past the receptionist as she says, ‘If y'want 'im, his nibs is in a meeting.’
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