In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1chiflado coloquialchalado coloquialrayado América del Sur coloquialshe's gone doolally! — ¡se ha vuelto loca!
- As the nation goes doolally about the Olympics, shouldn't it be asked: what happens next?
- You can't control what other people are feeling either, and in the run-up to competitions they can go pretty doolally.
- When, in addition, there is a divorce to take account of, even the cleverest can go doolally.
- Unfortunately, this meant that Spartan generals were famous for going doolally whenever they travelled outside Sparta and were confronted by big piles of gold, usually in the hands of people without the best interests of Sparta at heart…
- But I see I've come a ways from Bombay and renaming, though you could make a case that those who go gaga over renaming are going doolally.
- But I'm not somebody who goes doolally over somebody's weakness.
- As far as I know it's got a decent picture and hasn't gone doolally yet.
- Whether he was doolally before or after he dropped out of public gaze is neither here nor there.
- My neighbours think that I'm slightly doolally for fasting.
- It's possible for me to think that if I were to cut myself off from my girlfriend, my family, my friends, and choose to make decisions completely on my own then I'd probably go a bit doolally as well.
- It seems that scientists who claimed, a year ago, that one dose can send you permanently doolally were not in possession of the full facts.
- Will anyone who isn't doolally about dance go and see this picture?
- But then, throughout his career he has mixed the personal with the abstract, the highbrow and the downright doolally.
- My temperature was very high and I was completely doolally - not with it at all.
- I went doolally at them, but they responded brilliantly.
- I may be totally doolally about this, but that is how it struck me and my companion.
- Well, nothing will more convince you that the whole of western civilisation is utterly, howlingly, stark-staringly, foamingly doolally than the collection will.
- Oh no, he's gone completely doolally now.
- Unless, of course, the units go doolally and run rampant in the building!
- But the stiff-necked jerk never called, and cricket has gone doolally as a result.
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