In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The Popemobile was one of the security measures instituted after Pope John Paul II was shot in St Peter's Square in 1981.
- The designers of the Popemobile, that clear plastic box on wheels, figured it out years ago.
- Some of the dogs may be lucky enough to have a Petmobil, billed as the canine equivalent of the Popemobile.
- Hundreds of thousands of faithful sang, cheered and sobbed along Mexico City streets as John Paul waved to them from his Popemobile.
- One archbishop lost support after he was caught ringing Vatican Autos to get a quote for installing a CD player in the Popemobile.
- The period setting presumably rules out a Popemobile car chase.
- And lacking a Popemobile, the best mode of transport is by foot on the underground Path, the tramway or the Hippo Tour amphibious bus.
- The arrival of the Popemobile set abroad in the crowd a loud and enthusiastic flutter of welcome, as if a thousand white doves had been set free above the square.
- Like any figure in popular culture, he has his trademarks, from kissing the soil of the country he is visiting, to the Popemobile.
- VW has already offered to build him a new Popemobile in time for August and his first foreign trip as pontiff to Germany.
- It is accompanied by a picture of the Popemobile.
- After the Mass the Pope drove around through the huge crowds in what we have now come to know as the Popemobile.
- Afterwards the Pope left the park again by Popemobile, once more waving to the crowds who had gathered.
- It is also handy for doing Popemobile impressions on a tight budget (another grab rail thoughtfully provided for the purpose).
- His 4X4 Popemobile was driving along the golden sands when there was an enormous commotion heard just off the headland.
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