In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Not long ago someone told me that it's letting go of any hope that the past can be different.
- I think the first time I heard of it was when someone knocked on the door of my room at tea time.
- So, if you have one, or know someone who does, do you know where to get bags and filters?
- If someone comes to the door, do they know not to answer it or answer with the chain on?
- Maria, you are young and therefore not as good a judge of character as someone of my age.
- The opposite scenario would be if one were taking a picture of someone in a spotlight.
- That way, if you that someone liked a film, you could look up and see what else they liked.
- Almost every hour of every day someone in France sets off on a car journey never to return.
- We were all cold and my hands were feeling as if someone had slammed a door on them.
- Do they really want someone at the shop door smiling and saying hello as they walk in?
- David is someone who so clearly loves his work, and it was a real pleasure to hear him speak.
- They want government to provide a benefit and they want someone else to pick up the bill.
- What advice would you give to someone new to London getting on a night bus for the first time?
- The bulk of the world had yet to discover the joys of pretending to be someone you're not.
- How would he like it if someone rang him and put on a creepy voice which you couldn't talk back to?
- I also had someone telling me that you cannot be friends if you never meet each other.
- It looked like someone had taken a very sharp pair of scissors and cut the disc up.
- You know what happens if you tell someone a loved one has been admitted to hospital?
- Would you rather pick up the phone and call someone or write them an e-mail or a letter?
- Some watches and cigars were also missing after someone forced a back door to get in.
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