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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- Ambiguity is the worst of all heresies in the South, where nosy neighbors share secrets and some people know everybody, for lack of better things to do.
- ‘People are nosy and instead of looking at your home they are spending precious moments looking at your photos,’ Lynne explains.
- I had felt uneasy about the interview, in that it all seems a bit mawkish, a bit nosy, as if there is a terrible need to pry into a life, and celebrate that life at the same time, never being quite sure of the balance.
- And nosy neighbors peering over the backyard fence can be a thing of the past.
- To that end, every evening the marina staff stretch a cable across the entrance of the harbor to prevent any nosy boaters from making uninvited pit stops.
- As if the nosy neighbours hadn't been curious enough, Brian definitely made an entrance nobody would forget.
- State agencies and your nosy in-laws will know your every move, and if you are a target of one of those with access to the surveillance sphere, you won't find it easy to elude them.
- I suddenly feel embarrassed at appearing intrusive and nosy and I hook my own hair behind my ears and look away.
- I was playing a woman named Mary Worthless who just was just a nosy busybody.
- Nobody likes a nosy neighbour much less a nosy family member.
- However, nosy neighbours will be disappointed to hear they will not be able get their hands on the technology to satisfy their spying urges.
- Too late I realized it wasn't a nosy neighbour or friend.
- The company didn't only spy on nosy journalists, however.
- Keep your eyes down so they don't think you're being nosy.
- She knew better than to trust anything the nosy neighbor said.
- ‘I followed them just to see what was happening, just to see what he was doing, being nosy more than anything really,’ he said.
- By now some of the more nosey neighbors were peering out of their doors with curiosity.
- They've just moved there, but nosy neighbours begin to wonder about precisely where her father is, seeing as no one's laid eyes on him for months.
- Sometimes it's the local fraud squad that fingers the cheats, sometimes it's a nosy neighbour, and sometimes it's just a matter of chance.
- You ought to have a talk with those nosy neighbors of yours!
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