In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Britishsistema de megafonía masculineto announce sth over / on the Tannoy — anunciar algo por los altavoces
- A message comes over the tannoy, ‘There are no southbound services on the tube line at the moment’.
- But when we got off the plane at Heathrow on our way home we heard our names being called over the tannoy.
- The train driver explained the situation over the tannoy, adding that it might be some consolation to us to know that the safety equipment works.
- Even festive songs are being played over the tannoy.
- ‘This is your captain speaking,’ said a disembodied voice over the tannoy.
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