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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- Visitor 75,000 came from a University of Derby server, which leads me to believe it's the mighty Charby, so a congratulatory consignment of Tipp-Ex is being sent up to obscure the Gary Neville lettering on her England shirt.
- I use it with Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat which I dot on like Tipp-Ex to hide annoying discolourations, blemishes and dark eye circles.
- It was one of the Monkees' mums, she mixed paint and nail varnish and made Tipp-Ex.
- The image you see can all be attributed to a mischievous local who was little bit creative with a bottle of Tipp-Ex.
- I noticed there was a bottle of Tipp-Ex at the side of the bed.
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