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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- It's an attempt by the know-nothings in Congress to pander to their constituencies and stir them up with idiotic talk of ‘unelected judges’ taking away their right.
- While at first she had thought him a reckless know-nothing, she learned that first impressions were deceiving.
- I hate these unfounded accusations made by know-nothings.
- It's not the semi-literate know-nothings who pollute the comment boards of blogs with their repetitive drivel.
- Is it possible that conservatives are actually the intellectuals, reading books and playing with ideas and thinking about issues, while liberals are, at least comparatively, the unreflective know-nothings?
- In doing so, he echoes the line of many a know-nothing conservative before him.
- The truth, bluntly, is that he is an irresponsible know-nothing.
- The football authorities and club owners were snobbish, patronising know-nothings who treated the players like serfs.
- You could hear it said on all sides, by various well-meaning know-nothings and celebrities, that the phenomenon was a product of ‘despair.’
- After all, a bunch of arrogant know-nothings was trying to use the Internet to hijack industries that took decades or centuries to build.
- Ironically, a nation of know-nothings is secretly guided by adherents of an esoteric political tradition rooted in a grand conversation among philosophers ranging from ancient Greece to Weimar Germany.
- Burnside stands out from his peers; he's not a know-nothing writer but one with distinct theories about language and life.
- Notice that she is not skeptical about the power of science; she is not the sort of know-nothing who doubts the claims of scientists to be able to change the world.
- But to this know-nothing writer, this election seems different.
- He was a maniac, a know-nothing who wanted to impose himself on the story, without having a clue what it was about.
- In the eyes of the Star Tribune, he is one of the know-nothings and charlatans waging war on law and reason and science and medicine.
- I love this country, but the bureaucracy and authoritarian know-nothings are making it hazardous in their lapses of common sense and justice.
- Customer awareness is growing in part because the average buyer is fed up with callous treatment by apathetic clerks and know-nothing customer-service agents.
- He gives the basics of the science behind his conclusions, very useful for a science know-nothing like myself, and the final few chapters try and draw out some lessons for us.
- Doesn't that moon-faced know-nothing know when to give up?
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