In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Tombuctú masculineTimbuctú masculinethey live in Timbuktu — viven en la Cochinchina humorous
- If someone tells you they're going from here to Timbuktu you probably think they're on the road to nowhere.
- You would hear the screams from here to Timbuktu.
- Also, since you're not moving to Timbuktu or anything, you can always visit your old stomping grounds.
- Her already far away eyes began to beat a swift path for Timbuktu.
- They say that if you don't shut-up and listen they'll send you to Timbuktu.
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