In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- How many of them have given thought to their audience and the type of things they'd like to hear on a regular basis?
- As an English exercise I got them all to write a speech about what they'd like to say.
- You'd think that they'd maybe put the results up on the front page of their web site, wouldn't you?
- When bad weather came, they'd sail up one of the creeks around the lake for shelter.
- Yet after an all-nighter they'd go out for a celebratory lunch, then go home and come in late the next day.
- They would have got six months in jail or whatever and then they'd have come looking for me.
- Don't worry about all the doctrinal injunctions in the catechism, they'd tell us.
- Before going to war soldiers have always had to ask themselves if they'd be willing to die for their cause.
- Inevitably, some babies wouldn't make it, but at least they'd have been given a chance.
- The two couples that we see most of responded before the weekend, saying yes, they'd like to come.
- Those in the toy business have to be pretty good at judging the future market, or they'd never make any money.
- Vic suggested that if I got on the radio they'd have great difficulty ever getting me to shut up.
- Far from sneering at our obsolete goods, they'd be raving about all our fabulous antiques.
- I knew it was only a one in a thousand chance that they'd be hurt, but was still relieved.
- It does make me wonder whether they'd do the same with their cash-machine PIN numbers.
- Perhaps if the public owned them, they'd be running better.
- They said they'd pay her a fiver then proceeded to borrow a tenner from me.
- Perhaps the local police could investigate, but they'd have to be paid for their time, too.
- They knew they would be late, so they decided that they'd sleep in their van, which was in the car park.
- They were irate, and justifiably so, though it was nothing to what they'd feel at the final whistle.
- Someone last week left me a comment to say that they'd typed in the URL as printed in their newspaper.
- Half an hour later four of the nine absent jurors arrived to the news that they'd been fined.
- He said he would have fired the officers even if they'd been acquitted of all charges.
- Through no fault of their own, they'd just fallen through some of the gaps in our system.
- Perhaps they'd be in a better position now, if they'd taken the risk of opposition seriously.
- She said she'd let me know the next day when they'd made a decision on who to hire.
- So they wouldn't say that they'd cooked a meal for their girlfriend or gone to see a film with their boyfriend.
- Then, ages after they'd arrived, the crew got water to come out of the hose.
- I charitably overlooked the fact this cost slightly more than they'd given me.
- I wish they'd divorced years and years before, because I think he would have been a happy man.
- No one else they'd ever employed had been able to do what she did as quickly as she did.
- I had a bit of a hangover because Bruce, Pam and I had polished off a couple of beers when they'd got back.
- You'd have thought they'd never seen a naked man before, but then that's booze for you.
- She said that those ladies must have been lying when they'd promised their support.
- After meeting everybody, each person wrote down those they'd been attracted to.
- One day at school, someone turned up with a box of records they said they'd found at Lime Street station.
- Loud snores drifted over from one side of the room as someone had become so relaxed they'd fallen asleep.
- They argued that they'd given him every opportunity to put his side of the story.
- Police said yesterday they'd been unable to go onto the site on Tuesday night because of its dangers.
- From their accents, it was apparent that they'd come down from Scotland to take part in the event.
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