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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- Not only that, it began in a pea-souper of a fog, caused by the smoke from the pre-match fireworks.
- I arrived a bit late due to a pea-souper in London airport on the way through.
- The forecaster said the reason for the pea-souper was a combination of low hanging cloud, substantial amounts of of ground water and still nights.
- Since the introduction of cleaner fuels, killer pea-soupers have been consigned to the past.
- St Mary Le Strand is small and filthy on the outside from centuries of pea-soupers, coal dust and modern day pollution.
- A perpetual pea-souper reduces vision to a few feet.
- The warm Easter weather last week resulted in a thick pea-souper one morning.
- The prevalence of pea-soupers, as they were known, was one of the reasons that London came to be known as The Smoke.
- I posted earlier about there being a pea-souper outside today.
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