In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- During his first year in college, Ma made a futile effort to be sociable but ended up becoming more testy, frequently quarrelling with his classmates.
- But he got testy whenever reporters got close to what might have been driving the deal.
- In the circumstances he might have been forgiven for being a little testy.
- Years later, the sacking still makes the normally placid Burt uncharacteristically testy, but he doesn't dwell on it.
- Several campers are surprisingly rude and testy when you attempt to engage them in conversation.
- My escorts exited the bus and a testy female officer instructed them to walk through a metal detector.
- I want to ask you first, Ron, about polls because Roger and Karen get testy with me when I bring up polls.
- She asked me to pass on her apologies for being testy in comments threads, which I'm sure are wholly unnecessary in any case.
- I've just figured out why I've been so testy over the last couple of days - reduced coffee intake.
- The minute he is questioned, he becomes testy and defensive.
- Sure, people can get testy at times; but serious issues should be debated with passion and vigor.
- One could see Martin getting testy, but he had no choice but to answer the questions, which were good questions.
- From out of nowhere, your boy can snap from cool and calm to angry and testy!
- I don't blame Rosenthal for being a bit testy after my cheekiness.
- He seems impatient with you, almost testy to the point of animosity.
- But, it has to be said that the younger web users can, at times, be a little impetuous and testy, too ready to either take offence, offend or flame.
- I get testy when people put whole books or short stories or poems up on their website, without permission, especially when they know it's wrong.
- Maybe she's testy because she's not long out of hospital with a viral condition.
- We are dealing with customers all the time and the last thing we need is our workers feeling hungry and testy.
- Each visit involved a long wait and at least one unpleasant interaction with a testy employee.
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