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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- It looks like a cross between a giant pogo stick and an old-fashioned lawnmower - but if the hype is to be believed this bizarre contraption could transform the way we live.
- He looked to have an invisible pogo stick lodged between his legs, such was the ease with which he remained airborne.
- I was on the driveway yesterday jumping around on my pogo stick.
- Having the queen alien attacking the world with pixie sticks while riding a pogo stick and playing the bagpipes is quite inventive too.
- I was a little wary of spending $30 on this gadget, which looks like a cross-between a plunger and a pogo stick.
- ‘Bounce’ is a quirky tune that centers on, get ready for this, a pogo stick.
- The latest craze on my street appears to be the pogo stick.
- Give them a skateboard or a pogo stick, provide them with a helmet and protective padding and stand back.
- Plus, they're fetching prices of $299 a piece, which could easily buy a regular pogo stick plus a decent skateboard to boot.
- It had a sprung floor and when mum and dad bought me a pogo stick for Christmas I went straight through it.
- He bounded up onto the stage and played some impromptu air guitar, jumping up and down like he was on a pogo stick and laughing maniacally.
- They crammed 12 of these thrusters into a next-generation pogo stick, and thus was born the Flybar 1200-a device with a simply awesome amount of power.
- Well, who wouldn't like to see a fight scene involving a pogo stick?
- My present finances will run to either a pogo stick or a pair of roller skates.
- You could also travel from Boston to Winnipeg via a pogo stick.
- Max went crazy and was jumping up and down like he was on a pogo stick.
- The lovely Dori, who's just peaches and cream on a pogo stick as far as I'm concerned, gave it to me on my birthday.
- When I was alone in the toy aisle of a department store now long defunct, I took one experimental hop on a pogo stick and landed hard on the back of my head.
- The off-stage reserve gave way to unabashed youthful enthusiasm when they were playing, with Laura bouncing around most of the time like a human pogo stick.
- I didn't bounce very well on the pogo stick - the spring was a bit rusty, but I was determined.
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