In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(meeting/member/report) no oficial(meeting/report/member) extraoficial(strike) no oficial(result/announcement) no oficial(announcement/result) oficiosospeaking in an unofficial capacity — hablando extraoficialmente / con carácter no oficial
- it's still unofficial, but you've won the award — aún no es oficial, pero has ganado el premio
- The post workers' victorious unofficial strike is a major breakthrough.
- The strikes were unofficial and might have been deemed illegal.
- Unpopular plans to build ten family homes on unofficial allotments beside a village conservation area have been blocked.
- I'm sure she's flouting loads of official and unofficial tube etiquette in one fell swoop here.
- The reporters did not clarify whether the news was from official or unofficial sources.
- The threat of losing the union machine has curbed the best union leaders' confidence to support unofficial strikes.
- Only one of the 18 official languages in India and many more unofficial ones, I replied.
- A postal worker was cheered and applauded when he told the meeting how the unofficial strike in the post had driven bosses back.
- Mr Hayes said in a letter to his members that the Royal Mail had accepted that the CWU did not instigate unofficial action.
- Last year the sacking of a union rep at the hospital sparked an unofficial walkout by porters.
- Let's get this sorted: Shazia Mirza isn't an unofficial spokeswoman for Islam.
- The most exciting exhibition in Venice is an unsanctioned upstart: the unofficial Italian pavilion.
- We've just had the most awesome two-day unofficial strike, which totally shook management.
- OVER 2,000 Glasgow postal workers walked out on unofficial strike last week in a dispute over jobs.
- They followed unofficial strikes in Glasgow and Essex the week before.
- Forest harvesting, official and unofficial, can create major problems.
- They have also organised an unofficial strike against the increase in work intensity in the Kia Motor plant.
- The unofficial website for Daylight Rule, has received more than 3300 visitors since it was launched.
- So count us in for next year's challenge and let's see if we can make our, slightly unofficial, record official.
- So neither the official nor the unofficial cover story seem to hold much water.
- They do not reflect the official or unofficial policies of any government agency.
- There were also unofficial reports of a further three scares, including one at a school in Fish Hoek.
- Bernhard's lap was one of three that bettered both the official and unofficial track records.
- The Pentonville Five were freed after a huge wave of unofficial strikes.
- Yet there is the possibility of an engagement, whether official or unofficial for John Brown.
- Postal workers were on the brink of strike ballots or even unofficial walkouts as Socialist Worker went to press.
- The Gun Plot is the most authoritative unofficial site about the RAN on the Internet.
- Trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt attacked the unofficial strikes.
- How many were killed and wounded is unknown, for unofficial and official counts differed widely.
- Lots of people are frightened because it's an unofficial strike and management can sack you.
- Amazingly it bears a striking resemblance to some of the unofficial tube rules I've reported in my time.
- There is no mileage in keeping the site as some kind of unofficial commemoration of the riots and what they meant - it is time to move on.
- None of the cities has an official tolerance zone, although Aberdeen has an unofficial red-light district.
- Thousands of workers in the shipyards along the River Tyne took part in unofficial strike action in support of sacked workmates.
- There was some discussion about the relationship between official and unofficial action.
- The trade unions in Ferenka even called off an unofficial strike in support of Dr. Herrema.
- We've shown that through official and unofficial action earlier this year.
- There were unofficial strikes involving up to 250,000 workers, demonstrations and mass pickets.
- The neighbours in unofficial whispers talk about his activities but officially they know nothing.
- As reported last month, the unofficial action involves firefighters across London refusing to act up as officers.
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