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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- The children came up with some weird and wacky designs including a pink and purple dinosaur covered in sequins.
- After 170 years of wacky inventions and strange new models, it seems we may finally be at the end of the road for the electric car.
- Thank you, all you wacky people, for your interesting suggestions for new car names.
- I think those whacky movies were more effective than dry lectures about the dangers of unsafe sex and drug use.
- Teachers and students were asked to make a gold coin donation in order to sport their weird and wacky hairstyles for the day.
- The Renaissance repertoire ranges from the whacky to the sublime, and it's possible that we gave some pieces their first Scottish performances in hundreds of years.
- Those whacky gardening folk and their uproarious naming schemes!
- Those wacky creative types at the ad agency will believe it ‘hits all the right buttons’.
- The room itself takes on the artist's intentions, being transformed into a slightly wacky domestic parlour.
- Dottie is a Lucille Ball clone who performs wacky antics on her television show.
- You may even be able to squeeze out a few more wacky anecdotes from that slightly dysfunctional family of yours.
- There's a flood of whacky stories, and it's difficult to tell what's real and what's not.
- His wacky antics and funny walk endeared him to children of all ages.
- Dixon leapt to fame in the 1980s with his wacky welded furniture made of bits of scrap metal.
- I have read some whacky things in my time but the latest report of the Electoral Reform Society takes some beating.
- Sure she came across as a bit wacky, and a bit all over the place at times.
- People completed the course dressed in all kinds of weird and wacky outfits this year.
- The cast of whacky eccentrics and their unbelievable behaviour grates; it doesn't come across as in any way real.
- Thousands of people up and down the country are doing weird and wacky things today to raise money for Comic Relief.
- Youngsters in Malmesbury and Sherston recycled old clothes to make weird and wacky costumes for a fashion show last Thursday.
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