In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1masculine orinal informalbacinica femininepelela feminine Southern Cone informalhe's potty-trained — ya no usa pañales
- Keep her on the potty for only a few minutes at a time.
- Leave a light on, or plug a night-light in so it's easy for them to get to the toilet during the night, or put a potty in the bedroom (with an old towel underneath it).
- They were so excited about it, they sent out a three-page press release with the history of the unfortunate drinking vessel, claiming it may once have doubled as a potty.
- If your child is accustomed to seeing parents or older siblings use the toilet they may prefer to use the ‘big’ toilet with a child's seat instead of a potty.
- What with the lack of potties, pram, and Moses basket our home feels positively spacious so I'm keen to carry that through and have a good tidy and sort out.
- It made it easier for him to get used to the potty.
- In another a pregnant wife throws a huge tantrum when her husband fails to entertain her by putting a potty on his head while she suffers labour contractions.
- Many clever devices are available to help anxious mothers and encourage the babies, including a musical potty, marketed with the slogan ‘Make toilet-training fast, easy, and fun!’.
- On average, most children begin learning to use a potty by around their second birthday, but as with everything in children's development, each child is different.
- I could have been nursing, or have just carried water in, or been encouraging Corina, age two, to use the potty.
- A three year old is verbal enough to argue and negotiate with parents about why she doesn't want use the potty.
- They were also having to use potties in front of each other, a situation found in some other prisons, and which we branded disgraceful.
- There are not just simple kids' potties but musical ones and disposable potties too.
- I get the potty for Eldest Son, Harry, who is quite competent at being out of diapers, and who clearly knows his own mind.
- The little potty has a little bowl that slides out so that you can easily dump it in the toilet and flush away your problems.
- All types of accommodation are equipped with cots, high chairs and potties.
1chiflado informalchalado informalhim and his potty ideas! — ¡él y sus chifladuras! informal
- to go potty — chiflarse
- to drive sb potty — poner a algn frenético
- to be potty about sb/sth — estar loco / chiflado por algn /con algo
- You may think it sounds ridiculous and that I'm absolutely potty.
- With such a ludicrous and potty law sailing through the European Parliament, it's more than ironic that such moves have been supported by politicians from the UK.
- They make great friends, but they're all generally a bit potty.
- She's also a qualified trampoline coach, a former bank manager - and she's potty about country music!
- He's been on the phone every half-hour to me and is driving his private office potty.
- Gary, 33, from Sussex, said: ‘He just went potty, got right in my face and challenged us to take him on two to one and prove we were manly.
- P.S. As you can probably tell, spending all day editing sends you a little potty.
- She is still going potty about her Petunias.
- However, what is even more worrying to me is the small lines companies out there doing all sorts of potty things with their money, because they cannot buy or invest in a local generation scheme.
- The idea that there should be a rates levy to ensure all homes are insured is potty, but it does highlight a major issue in our society - less-than-adequate insurance cover.
- Every editor, when they first start, goes a bit potty.
- It is weird how music labelling and genres have gone totally potty these days.
- He's gone completely potty about getting singled out.
- Of course they're potty about cooking, how else would they have got that far?
- He was a bit of a potty professor, but he had some brilliant ideas.
- Then I thought what if all the potty buskers and freaky street celebrities you see around town were not mad?
- I've noticed that most owners of bicycle stores are a bit potty.
- If you looked at all the things that could possibly go wrong, you'd go potty.
- There are over 100 from past couple of years ranging from the unmemorable to the potty.
- Isaac Newton got so obsessive he went a bit potty.
- Whether you view this as profound, pretentious, or just plain potty, the results have always drawn a crowd.
- The theme of the party, our slightly potty human resources manager had decided, would be Hawaiian Tropical Christmas.
- He had plans to watch every single game and knew his girlfriend would go potty if he was in front of the TV constantly.
- He has been potty about planes for as long as his parents can remember and continues to reach new levels in his love of all things flying.
- At the risk of sounding like a potty lifestyle guru, we need a more holistic approach to teenagers.
- She's potty about her work with pets and longs to fill her home with four-legged friends.
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