In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- When the tribes convinced FedEx to deliver 500 pounds of stinking fish to the Interior Department, the Klamath finally got Washington's full attention.
- ‘The month of August could see stinking piles of rubbish on Dublin's streets,’ she said yesterday.
- Gripped by hunger, they escape sub zero temperatures by sheltering in stinking sewers.
- One of his French prisoners has escaped - and it pitches the unfortunate Jerrold into a pell-mell race across England in a pursuit that takes him from the stinking marshes of Chatham to the wilds of Dartmoor.
- Thousands of prisoners every morning have to get up and empty the stinking chamber pots which have sat in their cells overnight.
- Fishermen in remote villages on Spain's craggy northwestern tip, which is not called the Costa de la Muerte for nothing, wept to see their precious shellfish deluged by a filthy, stinking black tide.
- When one of his staff resigns because she finds the municipal office an uninteresting and boring place, he willingly takes up a project to reclaim a stinking swamp and construct a children's park there.
- Children working in sweatshops today gain little by being told that in 20 years' time their daughters will not have to stitch garments in a stinking hovel.
- She said: ‘The cemetery has become hemmed in by these piles of stinking manure, and the stench is driving visitors away.’
- He never writing a story at all and the Times treating the whole thing like a pile of stinking garbage in which they didn't want to dip their finely manicured hands is just shocking.
- She is a visionary, driven by a remarkable energy, determined and brave, undeterred by threats and harassment and numerous arrests and uncomfortable nights in stinking police cells.
- Slithering slowly out of a stinking sewer, an unexpected guest to the city's streets - a King snake - gave passers-by an all-mighty shock.
- Residents in Ballards Walk and Great Knightleys, Laindon, claimed soft tarmac put down between the bins and the roadway two weeks ago made it difficult for refuse collectors to take away stinking refuse.
- It was one of the most miserable conditions that I have ever worked in, the peak of summer, 40 degree Celsius plus temperatures in a stinking room and an average of eleven hours of work, six days a week.
- This blight was caused by a fungus, Phytophthora infestans, and its effect, where it took hold, was to destroy crops almost completely, leaving farmers with nothing but stinking black rotten remains of the tubers.
- He survived two nights in a sweaty, stinking Thai police jail, but the York born market trader has since had to face another ordeal - a barrage of appalling jokes from loyal customers.
- Too often, bus stations are dreadful, offering inefficient dark, dank and stinking shelters to travellers, who are automatically marked down as second class citizens.
- Like much of the south, much of it patrolled by British troops, the city is marked by grinding poverty, fuel shortages, power cuts and stinking open sewers within yards of housing.
- The poorest live crowded along stinking open sewers that were once rivers and canals.
- Nirajan the elephant lumbered down a narrow path leading to the muddy, stinking water of the polluted river, slowly waded across, and made its way to a neighbourhood where the priest was to spend the night.
- The only real difference there's been is that instead of spending my day running around doing IT support for rotten stinking students, I get to sit at home all day at the computer typing.
- As he has every other week, he mis-enunciated every word Sarah ‘Retardner’ Gardner-style and over-sung every stinking note.
- She happily picks up his dry cleaning, disposes of several thousand polystyrene coffee cups polluting his car, and at the end of the working day - instead of clattering off home in a stinking temper - hops into bed with him.
- Daily, we are forced to lie just to get through this stinking, rotten modern world.
- There's something about driving a moped during rush hour in the pouring rain, when I'm already suffering from a stinking cold, that I just don't enjoy that much.
- It is mere coincidence that David Aaronovitch (that free-thinking independent journalist) used the same stinking ninth category jab in the Observer blog?
- I am in bed with a stinking cold, unable to think.
- Despite a stinking cold and hefty jetlag, she's still found the time to arrange her records in order of importance.
- Consumerism, hedonism and the worship of money have not only swept through the young generation, but many intellectuals too - they who traditionally despised stinking money.
- Seasonal etiquette says you start pretty early with champagne - crack open a can of beer at the breakfast table and you look like a stinking drunk, but fire open one of these puppies and it's the height of naughty decadence.
- The first part of my trip was the train journey from Edinburgh to London with a stinking cold.
- Everybody perceives wheelclampers as stinking, rotten people but we do give consideration.
- Tonight will be spent having a couple of quiet ones at Le Pub - I've only just got over jetlag so wouldn't want to jeopardise my recovery by turning up to work with a stinking hangover tomorrow.
- Achievement of the day: got up and down a 4000 metre mountain in under fourteen hours, with a stinking cold, and no sleep at the halfway shed due to aching sinuses and the general lack of air.
- A severe attack usually coincides with a stinking hangover and can start as early as midday, from whence I will spend the rest of the weekend brooding on the inevitability of Monday morning.
- I've got a stinking hangover and I'm not in the mood.
- She swears up and down she isn't doing it but I still think that's her way of saying, ‘I don't want no stinking pasta.’
- I'm not fully recovered from the stinking cold.
- Of course, me and my impeccable planning and I get a stinking head cold the same week.
- Now I just wish that all three main parties would stop with the waffle and recrimination and concentrate instead on what has become one huge stinking mess because of total and utter lack of any thought as to what comes after war.
2informal(very bad)I've got a stinking cold — tengo un resfriado espantoso
- keep your stinking job! — ¡quédate con tu maldito / asqueroso trabajo!
1informalthey're stinking rich — están podridos de dinero
- he was stinking drunk — estaba como una cuba
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