In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Drastic measures need to be taken such as dusk to dawn curfews on thugs and yobs roaming our neighbourhood.
- Alcohol wrecks lives and families and too often transforms people into violent thugs.
- One of his ancestors suppressed a riot by laying low a man called Murphy, a thug at the head of a mob who was wielding a wire whip.
- A footballer today told how he was beaten up by a gang of thugs who left him unable to play for his team.
- I am sick of the mindless thugs who think they have a right to disrupt other people's lives.
- Another such family has quit York altogether before suffering violence at the hands of the thugs.
- A public meeting is to be held to discuss the rising tide of violence involving young thugs in west York.
- Police have formed a hospital force in the war on thieves and thugs who target staff and patients.
- Spend some more on getting rid of the gangs of young thugs that roam around on our buses and trains.
- The Tories are anxious not to upset anybody these days, even thugs and criminals.
- He is stereotyping young people today who wear hoods and caps as yobs and thugs.
- The peaceful majority should never again have to suffer at the hands of mindless thugs.
- He said tougher standards were needed to crack down on thugs and drunken yobs.
- Three schoolboys on a day out at Salford Quays were stabbed by a gang of thugs near the Lowry arts centre.
- Hooligans behave like thugs smashing up anyone and everything in their paths.
- There is no reason why a thug should be immune from the ordinary criminal law.
- The thugs raided the village and began firing their guns to terrorise the farmers.
- Take a leap of faith that even though he looks like a thug, he is not necessarily a thug.
- It seemed like the entire black elite of America was there and also a large number of underworld thugs.
- A frail widow was brutally robbed of her life savings in her own home by a violent thug who left her with a broken arm and leg.
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