In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1formal(fault)demérito masculino formalthe merits and demerits of the plan — los méritos y deméritos del plan
- Those opposed to the application will cry foul, and those who have an axe to grind will jump on the bandwagon, heedless of the merits and demerits of the scheme.
- He dressed for the occasion, received higher class audiences, held forth on the merits and demerits of the film and was usually an expert on public taste.
- To get a favourable rating, employees may endorse every action of their superiors without analysing its merits and demerits.
- Instead, he surveys the answers and disagreements found in the vast literature of the subject, giving his own incisive judgment on the merits and demerits of the various authors concerned.
- Regardless of the intent of some, the proposal should be judged only on its merits or demerits.
- Whatever the merits or demerits of any of these policies, the liberal label would never fit if the word still meant what it once meant.
- The so-called ‘realistic’ Budget has some merits and demerits.
- I have no interest in getting into a debate about what is and what isn't traditional music, or the musical merits and demerits of my chosen instruments.
- Nobody in power dared a debate on the merits and demerits of computerisation in a vast country with millions and millions of unemployed youth.
- Definitely this is not the time to call in a child psychologist or bury ourselves in academic discussions on the merits and demerits of Freud versus Skinner versus Piaget.
- To be fair I haven't ever been at a Compromise or International rules match so I can't really comment on its merits or demerits but I can offer an opinion.
- In the paper, she highlighted various merits and demerits of the mechanically operated automatic toothbrush as against the manually operated one.
- There are heated arguments about the merits and demerits of studying with the television set turned on, especially when it is examination time.
- Seriously though, we really are interested in publicising genuine examples of bias and all cases, left or right, will be dealt with fairly and on their journalistic merits or demerits.
- So, if you would like to read, or have already read, these books and are interested in having some lively discussion on their merits or demerits, contact Deirdre on the number above.
- ‘I do not intend to do so; it would be entirely inappropriate for me to engage in public debate on the merits or demerits of the Bill,’ he wrote.
- The starting point of discussion is in the context of a broader discussion on the merits and demerits of the national tax system.
- Let us look at the merits and demerits of centrally governed cities.
- At that time, I will try to set out what I think are the chief merits and demerits of our Constitutional proposal.
- Then people will concentrate on the merits or demerits of the book.
2EEUU(black mark)sanción femenino
- Double demerit points for speeding and seatbelt offences will operate from December 19 to January 2.
- Double demerits will be in force for all traffic offences this Anzac Day long weekend.
- Full marks for actually responding, demerits for tardiness.
- Failure to supply the details of the driver is itself an offence which can result in the owner receiving demerit points or a disqualification.
- It has introduced the football equivalent of the ‘double demerit points’ various states use as blatant revenue raisers over holiday periods.
- It was used, for example, when a pupil had received five demerit marks.
- This, even with Australia's ubiquitous double demerit penalty that applies during any public holiday.
- The double demerit point system is going to be evaluated by the Office of Road Safety not too far down the track.
- The amendment proposes to add 10 demerit points to that offence.
- From midnight tonight until midnight Monday March 3, double demerit point infringements will be issued for those who fail to follow the rules.
- Double demerit points for motorists caught speeding in 40 kph school zones was one suggestion put forward at a public forum last week.
- Governments continue to agonise about ways of reducing the road toll, through speeds, more police, double demerit points, more advertising.
- The contract between the parties establishes a behaviour policy and a demerit point system.
- Double demerits for speeding and seatbelt offences over the Easter period have been extended to 11 days to include the Anzac Day holiday weekend.
- A further 81 drivers were booking for speeding, despite double demerit points.
- Drink driving is a crime and is expensive (double fines and double demerit points).
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