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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- The point is that we live right now in a dot.com economy where any half-witted sap can learn how to day trade.
- Stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking students are encouraged.
- And another of them is to pay good money to see some half-witted actor being paid royally to mimic another, usually deceased.
- The woman looked at her and smiled, for there were no cows there and she thought the girl had become half-witted.
- Smoking rates in Canada are continuing to drop, in spite of half-witted blunders by our government.
- He arranged for his halfwitted brother-in-law to do the deed.
- Despite your pontificating and half-witted theory, you clearly know very little about modern history or economics.
- Italian wakes are dramatic and overwrought enough without half-witted celebrities in attendance.
- You may all see him for yourselves: an effeminate, half-witted creature, reeking of strong liquor from the early hours of the day.
- Caroline shouted at a half-witted model.
- They were typical young recruits, too half-witted to know any better, but Ma was so fed up, he criticized them severely.
- Already, in many manufacturing towns, it is difficult to get even a half-witted domestic servant.
- This exercise is wayward enough without making up some half-witted fake deals.
- Unfortunately, half-witted decision-makers are all around us and it would be an insurmountable task to catalog them all.
- The shock has made her half-witted, but I understand that she was never very bright.
- As any half-witted economist will tell you, reducing the supply always has the result of increasing prices.
- He also came to know a half-witted spinster who, having stolen a yard or two of cloth from a weaver, was to be hanged for it.
- He uses Tingary, his half-witted sidekick, to assist him in his plots to bring down the jester.
- His special cruelty is expended on Smike, a half-witted lad left on his hands and employed as a drudge.
- It was obvious what she had wanted, and he had blundered through it like a half-witted schoolboy.
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