In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(gossip)chismoso masculinechismosa femininecotilla Spain informal
- Wired has an entertaining celebrity tattler piece on how Hollywood's big names behave when they're in the Apple store.
- He felt that they were just jealous and, anyway, he doesn't like tattlers so he decided to arrive early.
- Still, a waitress in a diner, who has a daughter who dates the television tattler, and a grandbaby that's in desperate need of a diaper change, may have something to do with it.
- ‘Jessie,’ I say, annoyed, ‘I don't like tattlers.’
- It leads to the Daley Bicentennial Plaza, named for the mayor's tattler, the legendary Richard J. Daley, the city's mayor and political boss for 21 years ending in 1976.
- All these tattlers would do better to consider less subjective reasons for the Scotsman's sales problems.
- Companies don't expect their HR departments to be ‘tattlers’ (the decent ones don't).
- And at least one tattler has described listening in to the tape itself.
2US(telltale)soplón masculine informalsoplona feminine informalacusete informalacusica Spain informalrajón masculine Mexico informalrajona feminine Mexico informalalcahuete masculine Southern Cone informalalcahueta feminine Southern Cone informal
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