In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1anillo de humo masculinebolita de humo feminine Mexicoto blow smoke rings — hacer anillos de humo
- Turning the last page, he lit it up and puffed out a smoke ring.
- Clearly,’ he said with an air of finality, and blew a smoke ring my way.
- ‘I don't believe in good and evil, ‘he deadpans, eye contact perfect as he produces a ragged smoke ring.’
- My father - my adopted father, that is - hadn't smoked, and I had never seen anybody blow a smoke ring, except in films.
- Umberto shrugged, she puffed again and blew a languid smoke ring.
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