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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1(scheme/idea) alocado(scheme/idea) disparatado(idea/scheme) descabellado(noise/atmosphere) demencialthere's always a lunatic element who … — siempre tiene que haber algún loco que …
- A small smile touched her lips, her eyes alight with a lunatic fire.
- They will presumably lead to some retraction of the lunatic version of markets that have been imposed by extreme reactionaries in recent years.
- Cutting a path through the thickets of misrepresentation, misunderstanding and lunatic theorising that have grown up around the symbol of the Grail is no easy task.
- Lincolnshire roads tend to be populated with lunatic drivers on a Saturday evening, all hurrying to get there first and competing to see who'll be added to the casualty figures for the weekend.
- Some of this is emanating from the usual sources on the lunatic left of journalism, but the allegations are retailed generally by those who want to believe them, under the guise of merely reporting disquiet.
- ‘We have arrived at a lunatic situation where there is one law for one group and a different law for others,’ he said.
- It's all there - the hatred, the bitterness, the lunatic conspiracy theories, the utter absence of any substantive discussion of policy issues.
- There is, blatantly, far too much pampering these days of egos founded not on a record of achievement but on the bloated salaries considered normal amid the lunatic values that have invaded the national sport.
- What happens if you break all the rules and throw your reputation behind a lunatic scheme to let people hear world-class classical music for the price of a couple of pints?
- This is a hateful thought for greenies, social engineers, media elites and intellectuals everywhere, but the lunatic love affair with the car remains in a state of steamy passion.
- The silent threat of violence hangs in the air and a bunch of lunatic architects were let loose with gallons of concrete in the 60's and 70's.
- When everything that's going on on-screen is so chaotic and crazy, it doesn't help when it's cut together with such lunatic randomness.
- There have been many other dissenting voices protesting the sale of public sector companies but these have been largely disregarded as the predictable ravings of the lunatic Left.
- I am particularly intrigued by the prospect of working for another lunatic director with no interpersonal skills, management ability, or capacity for leadership.
- I shook my head and locked myself in the bathroom to take a shower, hoping my crazy, lunatic uncle would let us out before then.
- The United Nations and NASA insist no one can own any part of the moon, but interplanetary auctioneers are selling parts of it at a lunatic price of £10 per acre.
- What sort of lunatic performer was this, driven to go on performing the same stunt, time after time, finally without any audience at all, entirely for his own pleasure?
- At first, two or three miles may seem well nigh impossible - but eventually such a distance will become easy, and so it goes until running, say, ten miles is no longer a lunatic notion.
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