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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- Videogames have come a long way since Pong (Atari's bare-bones version of tennis) took its place beside the pinball machine in the penny arcade.
- It was, I surmised, just old Mr Jones from the penny arcade trying to scare everybody away so he could claim the pirates' treasure hidden in the town library.
- Located inside their penny arcade, they charged a nickel for admission and were soon operating from 8 a.m. to midnight.
- The fair's historical attractions include the Aerial Glide, which was built in 1905 and initially called the Cape to Cairo Railway, and the penny arcade.
- There is a Victorian market place with a Victorian penny arcade.
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