In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There could be more car parking spaces, but then you've got the problem of where to find them.
- Never ask an open question on your weblog before you've tried asking Google first.
- I realise acting is a risky profession but you've got to keep believing in yourself.
- If you've always hated them, pop them out of their skins and taste the difference.
- As a matter of fact, you look as if you've been sitting out in the sun as well.
- If you want to get law that is enforceable you've got to go get to the street!
- When you reach the rushes and a good stone track, you've done the ascent, the rest is a cruise.
- The thing about a shed is you don't want it taking up the whole yard, but you've got so much stuff to cram in it.
- We know you've got the Smash Hits tour coming up, and then a new album on the way.
- Once you select a number the game is over, and your score is the number that you've been given.
- This will be lovely, though it sounds scary and messy until you've looked into it.
- As an adult, now is the time to go on that diet you've been promising yourself since January.
- When you buy something new you don't expect to then find what you've bought is second hand.
- I still think we've got a side capable of achieving more but you've got to be realistic.
- The thing about winning in life is you've got to concentrate on what is necessary to reach the top.
- He played stuff, the like of which you've never heard, and every tune blew your socks off.
- So, the day after you've been paid, what's left for having a great time down the pub?
- Your wardrobe has taken over the entire top floor of our house and you've still got nothing to wear.
- Once you've gone down that road it is mostly downhill and getting steeper by day.
- If you've a partner who refuses to ride pillion, you've the option of adding a sidecar.
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