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THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Origin of Father Christmas
First recorded in 1650–60
Words nearby Father Christmas
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How to use Father Christmas in a sentence
As exotic as it sounds, getting the jump on Father Christmas has its logic.Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro Declares Early Christmas|Mac Margolis|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Blows again, and hands to Father Christmas, who smilingly tries the horn before handing on to Jack.Christmas Entertainments|Alice Maude Kellogg
Kitty was as strong as a man; and they carried Father Christmas between them into the kitchen.
The thought which agitated us both, was this—'Was Father Christmas bringing the tree to us?'
"I'm makin' believe I'm Father Christmas," he deigned to explain.
You're the funny boy, aren't you, dressed up as Father Christmas?
British Dictionary definitions for Father Christmas
another name for Santa Claus
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