In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She took back some of the change she'd given him and gave him his cigarettes and he left, without a word.
- When her son was a small boy she'd take him to the park at the end of their street to play.
- She had a row of cups that she'd earned as a result of league and team matches.
- I turned around and she'd obviously been trying to work out how to attract my attention.
- She played the martyr and said she'd be quiet from now on, just like she'd promised before.
- She stopped smiling and looked at him with a twisted mouth, like she'd just sucked on a lemon.
- For months she'd been trying to expand her empire, and I'd managed to pull it off in a week.
- I spotted it but by the time she'd realised what happened, the boy was nowhere to be seen.
- Still, the woman behind me seemed to think it was the funniest film she'd ever seen.
- So all you had to do was play this one piece on the accordion and she'd start to sing.
- She would scan the books, one by one, placing them to her right after she'd stamped them.
- She would ask the child about what she'd seen that morning at home or on her way to school.
- She said she'd been reading the diary and wasn't happy that I was gambling and that it was bad.
- Maybe if she'd rung a bell I could have stepped out of her way and come away with just a close call instead.
- She said she'd have to fill out another form, and produced a giant sheet of paper.
- I wish she'd just get out of my room, respect my need to be alone for a while and just stop bothering me.
- Every morning she'd take him from one side of the bay to the other and every night she'd take him back.
- She says she'd prefer to live on the streets of Scotland with her mother and brother and sister.
- The midwife asked us if we had any names for the baby, as she'd need to know in order to fill out the paperwork.
- She's pretty certain her father is dead but she'd like to find out more about him.
- she would
- she had
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