In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I don't know what trick question those 30 percent of respondents were asked, but the answer they are said to have given is balderdash.
- Most of it is balderdash, and has very little, if anything, to do with the appalling rate of fatalities on our roads.
- In professional terms, this is referred to as our ‘mission statement,’ or a ‘statement of priorities,’ or perhaps ‘total balderdash.’
- Some claim that this is balderdash and that the warming of the Atlantic waters this year is due to simple luck.
- Given that the paper printed tens of thousands of words of willful balderdash from 2001 to 2003, the admission leaves something to be desired, but that's scarcely surprising.
- And all this talk of it being a man's world is pure balderdash, poppycock and gibberish.
- He claims that Burkean conservatives believe in a natural, immutable order of things - which is balderdash.
- ‘What I have heard tonight is a bunch of balderdash,’ she said of council's concerns.
- There's so much balderdash associated with shutting down my office for a trip that I rarely manage to get much sleep on the night before.
- But this is balderdash disguised as genuine debate.
- Personally, I think that argument is a load of balderdash.
- His remarks are utter balderdash from start to finish and illustrate the truly lamentable decline of science into ideological propaganda.
- I've got to say that it's absolute balderdash and poppycock.
- Zero-sum budgets bring out the worst mix of balderdash and partisanship among politicians.
- This is so much balderdash that you wonder how it can be repeated with a straight face.
- Chances are that they already know it's balderdash but are enjoying the idea too much to give it up.
- There's a diplomatic word for that: balderdash.
- ‘Such self-improvement balderdash will do nothing but relegate you to a career in mediocrity,’ Eliot contends.
- As to Lu's performance, so much of what she has both done and said recently has been embarrassing balderdash.
- Eventually, he discovered a home for his talents in the world of frontier journalism, where balderdash in the cause of boosterism was rarely considered a vice.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.