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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- Meanwhile, there's the small matter of underwear - how does one find a pair of underpants to fit?
- He had a shirt on and underpants and I kept telling him not to go back into the house, but he wanted some trousers to wear.
- It is 2pm and I am sat in my parent's living room, wearing my underpants and one sock, talking to one of the cats.
- Beside the shorts and shirt they wore, all they had was a pair of slacks, a sweater, a change of socks and underpants.
- Now, surely I'm not the only one who cuts up his old underpants to make dusters, am I?
- I'm even going to stop wearing pyjamas and sleep in my underpants!
- They should have known better than to mess with a man who wears his underpants over his trousers.
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