In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Just where do all the dedicated dorks, delightful dingbats, and dialectical dunderheads, plus a lively assortment of daffy ding-a-lings call home-sweet home?
- This School Board sounds like a bunch of dunderheads.
- Even a dunderhead knows that fans swelter in summer's bleachers and bundle in December's cold out of a love for the contests, not for sociological or business deconstructions.
- Military history is littered with tales of vital reports delayed by dunderheads, or overlooked by harassed staff officers: or simply not believed by high commanders.
- This is the side of the electorate who recognise a dunderhead when they see one.
- That's partly because, to put it bluntly, the same old dunderheads are running the studios, and they show their true colors simply by opening their mouths.
- This is not anyone's fault, really, except for the dunderheads who threw out all of the original prints.
- I'm going to go iron my hands for being a dunderhead.
- It seems that wherever I posit some belief of mine or aver a heartfelt conviction, some negative, clueless dunderhead seems to follow my commentary with inanities.
- Needless to say, those two dunderheads decided to initiate their favourite game of ‘Shove The Sister Around’.
- I am a cowboy shooter and do not approve of being portrayed as some dunderhead who is dumb enough to think cotton balls will protect my hearing.
- I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death - if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach,
- Today's dunderheads could be tomorrow's geniuses.
- You know what, I've just about had it with these dunderheads.
- Those cock-eyed dunderheads got me a weeks worth of suspension.
- Once again, I have to explain the obvious to a highly-paid dunderhead.
- Sending someone to spy on him at work was probably that blundering dunderhead's idea.
- Another unsuspecting dunderhead is ‘upbraided for making a grammatical mistake in a metaphorical tale about a dead bird.’
- The two dunderheads nodded mutely then bent to pick up the girl.
- At least you didn't end up with a dunderhead of a boyfriend.
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