In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1alboroto masculinojaleo masculino coloquialfollón masculino España coloquialthere was a great hoo-ha — se armó tremendo jaleo coloquial
- In the resulting hoo-ha, Harris was prosecuted and sent to trial for publishing supposedly obscene verse.
- For all the hoo-ha over blogging it's important to put the ‘industry’ into its proper perspective.
- I now recalled that after all the hoo-ha, Broad Street had been renamed.
- At first, I wasn't sure what all the hoo-ha was about, but the more I read, the more I like Seth's work.
- In fact, the current hoo-ha there is a testament to the ruthless way in which the élite has traditionally withheld the details of EU agreements from the population.
- There has been a bit of a hoo-ha in recent years about how your blood type influences the type of person you are.
- My grandma is making a hoo-ha over her missing white sari.
- And, after all the hoo-ha, it seems unlikely that the Lebanese actors' visas can be extended.
- Dole's right arm is withered and useless from wounds received in World War Two, and he never made a big hoo-ha about it in the '96 campaign.
- One Republican of long standing was amused by the hoo-ha.
- With all the hoo-ha about next week's regal festivities, the Diary receives a timely reminder that even monarchs go in and out of fashion.
- It was okay, but didn't seem worthy of the attendant hoo-ha.
- I do not sympathise with what she did but can understand why she did it and I understand the hoo-ha surrounding her sentence.
- It is unbelievable that one little protest is causing so much hoo-ha and so much scandal.
- There's been a lot of hoo-ha about the proposal to make ‘incitement of religious hatred’ illegal.
- Recently, there's been a lot of hoo-ha about whether gay people should be allowed to get married, especially in countries like mine where they actually can now.
- Public support depends in part on disguising the reality of war (hence the hypocritical hoo-ha about the ‘parading’ of prisoners) and on calculating the acceptability of death.
- From millennia before the time of Pontius Pilate, and for centuries after Francis Bacon, cultivated persons have made a great hoo-ha of ‘What Is Truth?’
- After all the hoo-ha about it being the ‘most dangerous proposition put to the British people’, and all the forecasts of a blood-curdling English backlash, the shires of Middle England have remained calm.
- Despite all the hoo-ha from skeptical gay organizations and activists, that is progress.
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