In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- For Edinburgh residents, a safe place to park the car became the main topic of conversation.
- One of the topics of my lunch conversation with Ollie yesterday was Physics.
- Practically the only topic of conversation is the dreaded eviction and crowd reception.
- Talking about alcohol also provides an easy topic of conversation while getting drunk.
- Manar says this is a frequent topic of conversation at school following clashes.
- Oh, this has been the main topic of conversation in emails flying back and forth this afternoon.
- I was talking to a Canadian guy last week and one of the topics of conversation was language.
- Turn the top card of the draw pile and place it next to the draw pile to set the current topic and begin the conversation.
- Whether or not it's going to snow tomorrow is the only topic of conversation today.
- Unfortunately, one of the topics of conversation was to be the new guy asleep in the corner.
- His eating habits were also a topic of conversation amongst those who dined with him!
- Inevitably in dealing with such large topics some of the discussions are far too abbreviated.
- The conversation turns to other topics, but by that point I've drifted off into my own thoughts.
- The latest morale-boosting victory was the sole topic of conversation at the event.
- I never noticed it come up as a topic of conversation at work or with friends, either.
- The main topic of conversation on the doorstep was the European election campaign.
- Where to go on holiday, parenting advice and bad days at work are among the other hot topics of conversation.
- It was inevitable that it should be the topic of conversation as we ate in Pizza Express.
- Upon his favourite topic of discourse, it is said that he was quite unable to bear contradiction.
- Good form, in fact, is not to try to initiate any topics of conversation yourself at all.
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