In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Britishinformal, dialectalgoyou don't get owt for nowt — nadie da nada por nada
- Truth be told, I've not even been doing owt exciting.
- Also notable, if you will, are ‘When in doubt, do nowt’ (great moral support for procrastinators) and the mercenary ‘Never do owt for nowt’.
- As I'd not drank owt at the reception, this wasn't an issue for me.
- Tha's never seen owt like that oop here, or words to that effect.
- I'm flogging off the precious things and owt that's not nailed down.
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