In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The statement issued by the club today said: ‘The unfortunate reality is that the proposals in the document are somewhat facile.’
- But this is not the same thing as exploiting popular cynicism about politics to mount facile attacks on politicians, which is all too often the principal activity of the media today.
- They try to turn our complex and multifaceted planet into the facile contents of a military thriller.
- Thus, one of the fundamental problems with educational reform is that policymakers often neglect to address core social problems and instead attack peripheral issues with facile solutions.
- The great cliché of their generation, enshrined in endless articles and now in facile novels, is that they were caught between two cultures.
- The objection that commentators of the right make about him is, generally, that his arguments are facile.
- Small wonder the extraordinary difficulty of making ethical choices in our consumer habits or use of energy or attitudes toward environmental or labour policy are addressed in such facile terms by our major political parties.
- However, generalizations and facile strategies are often what the public wants to hear, despite what theory and research have shown us about the complexity of classroom environments.
- One needs here to be wary of too facile generalization.
- This sort of approach is both facile and wrong, on factual as well as normative grounds.
- Many examples and precedents elude or combat this facile notion.
- With hindsight it is too easy to pass facile moral judgments regarding decisions made in the past.
- Clinging to a deterministic view of technology prevents us from exploring such possibilities, and leads us to a quick and facile assessment of the impact of technology on our lives.
- However, Cusick's irregularities both shift English language toward Iroquois grammar and protect Iroquois knowledge from facile interpretation.
- Does Tiff's tragic and complex situation lend itself to such a facile analysis?
- Ideological polarizations on educational issues tend to be facile and premature.
- The commentary, from many national, ethnic, and gender perspectives, helps to skillfully cut away facile associations and simplistic modes of naming.
- The fate of the book's heroes, Chris and Rowland, is so predictable and facile that it undermines what little complexity existed in their relationship throughout the novel.
- The truth itself is far more complex than these facile comparisons, which also makes it more durable.
- I do not mean that as a glib and facile question, but as the most important foreign policy debate we have to face in today's world.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.