In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1absurdothe theater of the absurd — el teatro del absurdo
- don't be absurd! — ¡no seas ridículo!
- It would be absurd to blame Vodafone for terrorists chatting across their network.
- These notions, as absurd and preposterous as they might seem to us, were taken as gospel truth by millions of pious Christians.
- The level of outrage is absurd: it's front page news and questions have been asked in Parliament.
- When that happens heads are going to roll even if it happens in such a way so that placing blame is absurd.
- It is absurd to blame current difficulties on any state's governor, Republican or Democrat.
- It is absurd to blame schools with high standards for other schools having low standards.
- It would be absurd to blame Aristotle for his conceptual poverty: poverty is a lack, not a failing.
- This was the sort of absurd nonsense that I had painstakingly ignored all the years of my life, and it had finally come back to haunt me.
- To make excuses for such blatant stupidity is even more absurd.
- ‘It's an absurd nonsense that Parliament should not sit for two and a half months,’ he says.
- What made him think of such an outrageously absurd idea I can't say for sure.
- That is the sort of absurd nonsense that has been driving the other side of the debate.
- Prime Minister John Howard says the comments are absurd and monstrous.
- It's like one of the rules of cross-examination - leave irrational and absurd answers where they lie.
- In my view, his evidence is patently absurd, unreasonable, and not remotely believable.
- It was absurd, insane, and downright dangerous, but it was an idea.
- But the principle is absurd and irrational as far as the international community is concerned.
- Its also absurd to try to blame this on gun-ownership.
- By the end of the programme, it was athletes and fans who hung themselves in public with their own illogical justifications and absurd piety.
- However, it is absurd to place primary blame on the players for this situation.
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