In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(smooth talk)labia femenino coloquial
- Like all American real-estate ventures since colonial days, it's a mixture of vision, business, and blarney.
- Just as his Irish father has a bit of the blarney in him, so does he like to talk, too much in fact for his own good.
- Though he let his natural blarney take him into areas where he should not have gone, there was nothing I could see which was illegal or suggested that he was up to no good.
- There is an absence of celebrity backers on the pro side - but there is the fast-talking Irishman driving the Scottish bid team with charm, blarney and bundles of enthusiasm.
- It's a role that comes with certain duties, chief among them to keep the blarney coming until the lights go down.
- Certainly, for a man short on blarney and long on awkward reflection, his future plans come as something of a surprise.
- He was brilliantly convincing with a strong Irish brogue, righteous indignation when confronted with the insignificance of his rumours, and disarming blarney.
- There's a difference between artful blarney and honest feedback that's worth being aware of.
- I last saw Peggy in late July and she was as enthusiastic as ever - full of that Irish blarney that saw her through her life.
- To dismiss this work as simple blarney seems extreme.
- The self-financed record gained unexpected wings from an old Irish charmer, the king of breakfast blarney on the radio.
- Right now you're either dazzling the general populace with brilliance or charming them with blarney.
- With his astonishing mix of blarney and brilliance, personal empathy and political calculation, he could have walked off the pages of a southern novel.
- That night in the pub, Sean's blarney is on top form.
- He gave a speech on his new charity work, and it was one of those smooth unctuous bits of California blarney no one could make with a straight face today.
- There are the old women flower sellers searching for the cheapest blossoms that with their blarney must earn them their livelihood.
- There was bluster, bluff, and blarney, with everybody trying to talk over everybody else.
- You'll hear some blarney, but you'll also get a picture of the center that seems pretty true to my sense of it.
- There was a great deal of blarney spoken about the chances of Irish horses, some of it nonsense and some of it all too true.
- The world, for its part, has begun to see what lies underneath the blarney.
2(nonsense)paparruchas femenino coloquial
- The character was a rollicking success from day one, a marvellous, surreal, genuinely bizarre mix of whimsy, blarney, satire and violence packaged in outrageously funny plots.
- I cut through the blarney at the fair to ask a cross-section of tourists who consider themselves aficionados of all things Celtic if they had heard of St Andrew.
- ‘You're full of blarney boy,’ she said with an affectionate pat on the top of his head.
- Trust the Irish to give it to you straight, with no blarney, when it's something as important as drink.
- He would have much more to be cheerful about and before we knew it he would be full of the blarney, not to mention the Guinness.
- And this is where the romantic blarney comes in.
- Although he possesses none of the blarney and bluster of his southern Irish contemporaries, the humour is droll, earthy and occasionally laugh-out-loud.
- My grandfather was an Irishman, full of blarney.
- There was quite a bit of the old blarney left in this extremely complicated New Englandy-Irish lady yet.
- That was a load of blarney probably told to her by one of his many enemies to give yet another person reason to kill him.
- It's unfortunate, however, that he has to rely on jaded Irish clichés of booze and blarney to enliven a story that is powerful enough to survive on its own merits.
- This sweet, straightforward story has enough Irish charm to overcome the occasional blarney.
- I can imagine other readers who would find it more profound than I do, as well as those who might dismiss it out of hand as just more self-indulgent blarney.
- Many supporters have been fooled into thinking the senator was as green as the hills of Kerry but, as it turns out, his Irish ancestry is a load of blarney.
- Amid the usual blarney about fitness tests and winning the flag for the crew, it was quite refreshing, really.
- The person who prefers his brand of bilious blarney is probably wondering why this wonderful set wasn't simultaneously released on DVD as well.
- There's probably a wee bit of Irish blarney in that tale - but it's what helps make him a great tour guide.
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