In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1yes/no siree! — ¡sí,/no, señor!
- This is no game of fishing in the carnival ducky pond, no siree.
- I won't have any of that food in my house, no sirree!
- 'No siree, I'm not giving them a penny of my money,’ Pat declared with certainty, draining the coffee cup.
- You'd never get eight cats to pull a sledge, no siree.
- Butter wouldn't melt in their mouths, no sirree.
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