In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Let the killjoys rant to their hearts' content.
- Customs officers may remain unpopular among smokers and drinkers who see them as killjoys ready to seize over-the-limit alcohol and cigarettes brought back from holidays.
- Times change, but only a killjoy would grudge Scots a bit of nostalgic wishful thinking at a time of year ripe for reflection.
- And, that great corrupter, the fear that if you don't laugh you will be seen as a prig and a killjoy.
- Talking of killjoys, I see the Food and Drink Federation's latest wheeze for tackling the problem of obesity is to force restaurants and take-aways to carry detailed nutritional information about every dish on their menu.
- We are not killjoys, but many of the items routinely on sale in the town are not appropriate for a resort which wants to welcome everyone.
- It's official: the killjoys have taken over the season.
- I would like to take this opportunity to thank the council for cleaning up the parks so promptly after the Halloween period but I wish they would stop being killjoys in their attitude towards children building bonfires.
- As if the velvety voices were not enough, the choir members also double as drummers, clappers and high-kicking dancers to ensure that not even the most resolute killjoys could resist the magnificent vocal beauty and power of this choir.
- We routinely portray them as grim, doctrinaire, religious killjoys who lived in a didactic world of the Saved and the Unregenerate.
- Must I then be a killjoy, a frustrated prude, secretly longing to write articles on porn so that I can sneak a look while publicly tutting?
- It's meant to be a fun for all occasion to take our mind off the advent of Winter, so let's have no killjoys of any description spoiling it for others.
- We're not trying to be killjoys but we do not want anyone to be injured or killed whilst celebrating Hallowe'en.
- We don't want to be killjoys and in time it may be that we can find a designated area for skateboarders to enjoy themselves but we feel that the town centre is not a suitable place on safety grounds.
- The builders of the Bay Colony were redefined as bigots, prudes, and killjoys.
- I'm sure we'll get some responses that brand me a killjoy - that's fine, I probably am - but can they please be accompanied by some reasoned argument.
- Socialists have no desire to isolate ourselves by being killjoys or spoilsports, but it does help if we understand what we are dealing with.
- We do not want to be dubbed killjoys but we do urge respect and consideration for others and ask parents to take responsibility for their children, ensuring well-intentioned, light-hearted pranks do not get out of hand.
- Religious critics lacked fervor and moral authority, while surviving Populist and Progressive skeptics were dismissed as killjoys or cranks.
- Generational divisions were eroding and many parents preferred to see themselves as friends of their children rather than the killjoys they considered their own parents had been.
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