In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
New Zealand, Australian
- Every year, Australians buy 70,000 utes and small pickups, about 9 percent of the vehicle market.
- No motor vehicle has a more Australian heritage than the ute.
- I saw her watching the men driving off in their utes, chainsaws at the ready.
- A lifeguard in a ute drove past and gave me a wave.
- There was a verandah out the front where we sipped our milkshakes and watched the utes driving past.
- utility vehicle
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