In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1San Bernardo masculine
- Known worldwide as "the dog that rescues people," the St. Bernard is much loved as a gentle family companion, perhaps somewhat clumsy in the confines of a suburban home, but with a big heart and friendly demeanor that reflects his origin as a hospice dog in the Swiss Alps.
- George and Marion Kerby are a zesty, fun-loving couple enjoying a fifth wedding anniversary skiing holiday in Switzerland when they are killed in an avalanche, along with their potential rescuer, a St Bernard dog.
- The organisers are laying on back-up, checkpoints and sweepers for safety, but Bar Talk can't confirm rumours of St Bernard dogs with barrels of best bitter under their chins patrolling the routes.
- The stories about St Bernard dogs and the barrel of brandy around their necks is untrue though.
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