In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1enano masculine informalenana feminine informalpetiso masculine South America informalpetisa feminine South America informal
- It can't be guns; the gun ownership rate today (40-45% of all households) is roughly the same as it has been for decades - possibly a titch lower, but not by much.
- The web guys are just a titch behind schedule and I have really nothing to write about yet.
- Say, Ian, why don't ye call Mum and let her know we'll be a tich late, eh?
- Incidentally, 28 years ago today was the day that our parents brought Sasha and me to L.A. (we came to the U.S. one day before, and stayed the night in New York on our way); I think we've been citizens just a titch over 20 years.
- Cue aggressive tirade from tequila-soaked titch wearing fishnet stay-ups and a fascinator.
- It's easy to miss the turn to a titch of a village that runs alongside the Ria Formosa.
- There is so little decent service in town that if we start condemning good service because it's a titch too eager, well, if we start condemning eagerness, we risk losing any population of beavers that might set up shop here.
- Like the woman who prefers the genuinely tall fellow to the titch in Cuban heels.
- But it's a fair bet that if we have a titch over 6000 hits, as we did Monday, this probably means a bit over 5000 ‘unique visitors,’ whatever that means.
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