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2. "Time of the month"
Variations: T.O.M, Tom is in town, Tom is visiting
Submitted by: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, US
3. "Strawberry week"
Variations: strawberry days, strawberry season
Submitted by: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Norway, Switzerland
4. "I'm with Andrew, the one that comes once a month"
Translated from Spanish: "Andrés, el que viene cada mes" (rhyme)
Submitted by: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Perú, Venezuela
5. "Aunt flow"
Variations: aunt flo, auntie flow
Submitted by: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Taiwan, UK, US
7. "I'm on the rag"
Variations: I've got the rags, ragging, on the cloth
Submitted by: Australia, Belize, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, US Belgium, Belize, Iceland
9. "The communists are in the funhouse"
Variations: the communists are visiting, the communists are in the hallway
Submitted by: Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Sweden, UK, US
11. "Japan is attacking"
Variations: Japan has arrived, Japanese flag days
Submitted by: Australia, Canada, Germany, Finland, New Zealand, Spain, UK, US
12. "The English have landed"
Variations: the English have disembarked, the British have landed
Submitted by: Belgium, Canada, France
15. "The egg yolk has dropped to the bottom"
Variations: I've got the yolks
Submitted by: Albania, Netherlands
16. "It all came down"
Variations: it came down, it's coming down
Submitted by: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay
17. "The ruler"
Variations: the ruler is here, i'm with the ruler
Submitted by: Chile, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Panama, Puerto Rico, Spain, Venezuela
18. "The motherland is bleeding"
Variations: the homeland is bleeding, the motherland is crying blood
Submitted by: Turkey
20. "I have guests"
Variations: I have friends visiting, the guests are here, I have a visitor here
Submitted by: Georgia, Romania, Malta, Russia
21. "The painters are in"
Variations: the painters are in the hallway, the decorators are in
Submitted by: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, UK
22. "I have it "
Variations: I got it
Submitted by: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Serbia, Macedonia
23. "Red sea"
Submitted by: Australia, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, UK, US
26. "Riding the red river"
Submitted by: Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Italy, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, US
28. "I'm on my rules"
Variations: I've got the rules, on my rules
Submitted by: Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany
31. "On the blob"
Variations: I've got my blob, the blob
Submitted by: Australia, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, UK
34. "I'm sick."
Variations: I'm unwell, I have the sickness, I'm getting sick
Submitted by: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Chile, Ecuador, Morocco, India, Romania, Spain, Turkey
35. "The red Ferrari is here"
Variations: the red Ferrari is parked outside, aunty in the red Ferrari
Submitted by: Netherlands, South Africa
37. "I've got a pile of old, useless junk."
Variations: I've got pile of unused stuff, pile of rubbish, i've got old stuff
Submitted by: Czech Republic, Slovakia
38. "Flying the red flag"
Variations: the red flag, raising the red flag
Submitted by: Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Guyana, Lithuania, Netherlands, Philippines, US
39. "Moon time"
Variations: moon sickness, moon week
Submitted by: Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, US
41. "I've been stopped"
Variations: I'm on stop, I'm at the stop, I'm on hold, i'm stopped at the red light
Submitted by: Romania
44. "The soccer team is playing at home (in red jerseys)"
Variations: the football team is wearing red, our team is playing at home
Submitted by: Cyprus, Portugal
45. "I'm on my days"
Variations: those days, my red days, on my days, I've got my days
Submitted by: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czechia, Germany, Kosovo, Latvia, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden
52. "Mother nature"
Variations: mother nature's gift, mother nature is here
Submitted by: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Israel, Latvia, New Zealand, UK, US