In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(foolishness, recklessness)locura femeninoit was sheer folly — fue una auténtica locura
- an act of reckless folly — una temeridad absurda
- the follies of her youth — las locuras / insensateces de su juventud
- If anything, he has unwittingly sounded the sirens to launch a war without end by this single act of presidential folly.
- A luxury player, great to add to a winning team, his purchase by City was the ultimate act of folly.
- Being booked for rejoicing in a goal is sheer folly in itself.
- But, having said that, some of the ways that people have been dispersed into the community have been sheer folly.
- What sheer folly it must be to fall in love if it makes one talk in such a silly manner.
- This is sheer folly and reveals a lack of understanding of the power of saving regularly from an early age.
- With a minute left, and the score 2-2, Phil Neville committed an act of folly in the penalty box and Ganea scored from the spot.
- There is no future in trying to find a middle road between folly and common sense.
- The Soviet colonisation of the Arctic was an act of extreme folly and cruelty.
- But to attack him now, at a time when the Middle East is already on the brink of full-scale war, would be an act of terrible folly.
- How much publicity should that act of folly generate, in comparison to the meaningless Plame farce?
- The residents of Tortuga put up with a lot, but it was sheer folly to fly the colors in a town.
- The desire for rationalising and centralising local services is sheer folly and will lead to more traffic, more travelling and deprived communities.
- It seems to me that for a country of any size, nineteen political parties is sheer folly.
- By an act of unthinking folly I used them as an example yesterday.
- That act of folly summed up 30 minutes of dire rugby, but also seemed to spark Scotland into some semblance of life.
- But to commit America to a broader role while remaining blindly ignorant of the ultimate cost of doing so is sheer folly.
- Why, it is sheer folly to attempt to predict who will prevail with so much uncertainty pervading the future.
- So then, do you think, Bill, the newspapers are just committing an exercise in folly, or is it good journalism?
- ‘It would be folly to abandon a national asset unless we were sure it had outlived its usefulness,’ he says passionately.
- Built in 1843 in the style of a Greek temple, the folly is a Grade II Listed Building.
- Several folly towers and temples once formed part of the landscape at Emo.
- It's a fascinating folly in the woods, up a hill, offering stunning views over London, out into Kent, and across to Essex and beyond.
- Now we have a swimming pool, a marvellous garden and a splendid folly.
- Apart from formal diversity, the symbolic and cultural role of the folly is also important.
- It is home to a folly tower, called the Summer House, built to commemorate the Reform Bill of 1832.
- Wildly elaborate architectural follies, ruins and waterworks are featured in two 1982 drawings, both titled Haunted Village.
- Ruins themselves are reminiscent of purpose-built folly gardens of the eighteenth century.
- Known as the Temple de l' Amour, the folly is now the client's summer residence.
- The monument to the seventh Earl continued the tradition of follies and garden buildings begun in the 18th century.
- The most dominant garden feature is a folly with an interesting provenance.
- This treatment of the hydrotherapy unit transcends function: the building is a kind of garden folly in a landscape of cars.
- Why is this council contemplating spending £2 million of our tax on an unnecessary folly?
- A building can be symbolic of power, but it can also be a folly.
- Later it made me think of follies built in the gardens of the English houses of the rich and often featuring in Agatha Christie plays.
- The Strickland's other main legacy is much easier to spot: the fine folly tower, Carnaby Temple, sited atop of a nearby hill.
- At present, architectural production often seems to be of two quite dissimilar kinds: sheds and follies.
- To others it is simply an artistic folly on a bleak Lanarkshire hillside.
- It was also from Ruisdael that 18 th-century Britain inherited its love of gothic ruins and haunted follies.
- There was also a folly and a burial ground, so all in all more sinister than friendly, in my opinion.
3follies plural(revue)revista femenino
- As if the Paper Mill had blown its funds on Follies, this Gypsy, in sets and costumes that seem underfinanced, also looks underimagined.
- I recalled seeing him in a private screening of ‘Pep Follies of 1930,’ strumming his vulgar ukulele and screeching ‘Good Night Sweetheart.’
- But Spielberg's strong sense of nostalgia and his increasing sense of irony makes Follies, a forever ‘troubled’ show, a perfect match.
- I would have been very sorry indeed to have missed the latest reincarnation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Follies.
- The Palace Grand Prize is the title of this year's instalment of the Gaslight Follies at the Palace Grand Theatre in Dawson City.
- Opening night for the Gaslight Follies is Saturday, May 18.
- Along with Follies, the festival screens Wiseman's Law and Order and Domestic Violence.
- Instead of going back to the chorus, she took to the road, playing the lead roles in classic musicals like Can-Can, Gypsy, and Follies.
- Drag Follies will be showing at the Arts Theatre Club in Patterson Street until May 28.
- Minto adult skaters have performed in every edition of the Follies that has been presented.
- He was 15 when he saw his first Broadway production, Follies, and 32 years later he can still recall every moment ‘scene by scene.’
- ‘I'm one of the lucky ones,’ she says of performing in the Follies.
- Her sister Doris had been employed to rehearse a group of dancing girls for a road show of the Follies for producer Ned Wayburn.
- The depression wiped out not only the Follies, but also the Vaudeville touring circuit.
- The women, now much older, reminisce, rekindle old friendships, open old wounds, and perform some of their Follies numbers.
- Emma Clifford comes direct to the national tour of Chicago from playing ‘Young Salle’ in the recent London production of Follies.
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