In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(eccentric)(person) maniático(person) raro(idea) estrafalario(idea) raro
- Its images and quirky, cranky design return to the mind's eye long after the final credits.
- We're not this weird, cranky, fanged minority that is secretly drinking blood in the name of its depraved godlessness!
- He was the cranky and quirky old neighbor that everyone had.
- The fact he could be won round to this cranky idea demonstrates that he shouldn't be trusted in charge of a whelk stall, let alone the national economy.
- We ourselves have no memory of being in the womb (though there are some rather cranky rumours to the opposite effect), and thus we cannot really imagine a foetus being capable of happiness or pain.
- It seems one crazy, cranky dollmaker has found the technology to shrink people down to the size of mere dolls.
- Complementary therapies are not cranky, are not pseudo - medicine, and are well-accepted and thriving, even in small towns such as Forres.
- I've also been labelled the ‘eccentric crank of Eldwick’ by a party with an equally cranky name.
- The administrators are cranky and making the strangest decisions.
- Biodynamic theory and practice may sound cranky, but you can't ignore the growing numbers of bluechip wine estates joining the ranks, especially in France.
- In life he was regarded as an awkward customer, a cranky, eccentric figure with a talent for rubbing people up the wrong way.
- Once considered cranky, biodynamic methods are gaining respect worldwide, not least because of their excellent results.
- We didn't want our town to get a reputation for being cranky.
- I cried with laughter the first time I read this, and I still go there when I feel cranky, because it always makes me giggle.
- I'm also depressed, cranky, annoying, and irritable.
- Do you find yourself irritable and cranky, taking out your anxiety and frustration on those you love?
- Then again, I think they expect me to be a bit cranky at that hour anyway, so it works out.
- Others may experience brief periods of irritability, and some may seem cranky for weeks, experiencing crying episodes and disrupted sleeping and eating patterns.
- Just remind them the family will be less cranky and short tempered if they can overcome jet lag first.
- The relentless sweltering had gotten to all of us, kids and adults alike; we were short tempered and cranky and prone to starting fights over nothing.
- She was cranky because it had taken over an hour to get the twins to go to sleep.
- She has a voluble and attractive personality, but even if she were cranky and bad-tempered I'd still go there because the food's really good.
- The expanse of the day unfolds before me and I can't comprehend how I am going to distract my cranky baby for the next 12 hours.
- And, even though it's been a good day, I'm cranky.
- This lack of rest has caused a radical shift in my personality, making me cranky, irritable, and prone to curse loudly at the slightest provocation.
- It gives me the right to explain that my periodic short tempered, cranky moments are a biproduct of the disease.
- Now is the time of the season that people start to get cranky (even the chess players are looking a little irritable).
- Most of the time, she was cranky and grumpy, experiencing this nonstop craving and hunger for ice cream.
- Quigley returned to the treetop retreat hours later, looking tired and cranky.
- Obviously my attitude hasn't been the best because the musicians keep telling me that I'm cross and cranky and difficult to work with.
- These individuals are emotionally robust despite their shy demeanour, and they have high standards for themselves, which is why they can seem cranky and irritable.
- She arrived in Hawaii, tired and cranky, 5 hours later.
- Eventually the train did come although it was three hours late and filled with cranky people who just wanted to go home.
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