In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Apparently the weather forecast will no longer show wind unless it's significant, and they've ditched isobars and fronts as they disenfranchise the thickos.
- I don't want to have to spend my time tutoring an ugly thicko.
- How grateful and enlightened he must be to have that cleared up: one wouldn't want a thicko to write one's autobiography.
- Her slightly older brother is a bit of thicko, one is an infant sprawled on a chair and another is so small she holds him in her arms.
- Can't you train a thicko to put his rubbish in a bin without using a cattle prod as a punishment and some dog biscuits as a reward.
- So let me sugar the pill for the thickos still reeling after their exam results.
- However, if there is a criticism, it is only that the blatantly Irish character, Seamus, is a stereotypical thicko.
- There was no minimum wage until the socialist takeover, thicko.
- The others seem to think he's hugely intelligent, which says more about the bunch of thickos who have been thrown together this year than it does about Science himself.
- The presenter assumes that the viewers are all thickos.
- Put on your silly voice and pretend to be an upper class thicko.
- Watch as, in a glib aside, he patronises a culturally-hungry bevy of 50,000 people and, in the aftermath, ponder the unspoken insinuation that popular music is just a cacophony that only appeals to thickos.
- That's probably because no major party in England wants to lose the election, thicko.
- I never thought I was a thicko, but this blogger and HTML stuff is really starting to undo me.
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