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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- I hate to sound like a wet blanket, and I don't care what anybody else says: I really do understand your impulse to celebrate when a favoured band from the past, which broke up, reunites.
- Call me a wet blanket, a spoil sport or whatever you want.
- You can go to the site to read it all if you like, although as it goes on it gets a bit much for a wet blanket like me.
- Think for a second before you start calling this guy a wet blanket.
- As a marriage partner, one is challenged, on the one hand, with being a wet blanket to great visions, and, on the other hand, with having a Pollyanna naivete.
- It wasn't like she was a wet blanket exactly, well perhaps she was but really that was beside the point.
- Most of the time, he found himself to be the one to be the wet blanket of the group.
- I hate to be a wet blanket about that, but I think the reality is that these treaties are unique.
- I don't want to be a wet blanket, but I think you're dead wrong on this, Paul.
- Without wanting to appear to be a wet blanket, it should be noted that European qualification does not always bring with it prolonged success
- Now one doesn't want to be a wet blanket under these circumstances.
- ‘I'm a bit of a wet blanket when it comes to the whole business of space travel,’ Stewart said in an interview posted on the BBC Web site.
- Well I hate to sound like a wet blanket here on a cold night, but nothing is guaranteed.
- I enjoy going out as much as the next person, but at the risk of appearing a wet blanket, I hereby serve notice that I shall not patronize such establishments and would urge anyone else with a modicum of common sense to avoid them.
- But not content to stop there, Chan went on to reveal that the potentially annoying Owen Wilson is, in fact, the intolerable wet blanket we suspected all along.
- I feel the Federation are a wet blanket, to put it mildly.
- Yeah, well I tried telling Valentine but he thinks I'm just being a wet blanket or something.
- We need more production, coupled with wide-open trade, to bring the burdens of wealth articulated by the free market's wet blankets to the people who long to bear them.
- They have to change their image as welfare wet blankets.
- Moore screeches her way through most of the film, channelling the same role she's played many times before - the forlorn, apprehensive wet blanket.
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