In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It has always amazed me how moronic the planning authorities are when they sanction building on natural flood plains.
- Her face turns paler, she stutters a bit and then finally she leaves with her stupid, moronic girlfriends.
- If it's not her singing, it's her stupid moronic work-related questions that drive me insane.
- Of all the most obnoxious, pigheaded, stupid, moronic things he could say!
- So why has Polly come up with what is, even by her notoriously moronic standards, an outstandingly hopeless argument?
- He is the most frivolous, obnoxious, moronic man in Scotland.
- These moronic motorists will still flout the laws because their time is obviously more precious than anyone else's.
- I have had similar conversations with my dad about moronic laws.
- ‘There is a moronic notion that somehow we are still exploiting Third World nations,’ he said.
- He kept coming out with moronic and inane comments.
- I have no idea whose moronic idea a wooden floor in my room was, but its cold and miserable and should never be in a bedroom.
- Sarah grabbed Joe's arm and twisted it till he gave a yelp in pain, ‘You stupid moronic idiot!’
- An interesting, if not ridiculous, premise is somehow overshadowed by a moronic script filled with stupid lines.
- I wish small-minded, moronic people would stop trashing whole groups of people and places, just to make themselves feel superior.
- To many people, their ingeniously moronic stunts set a new standard for how low the entertainment industry was willing to sink in pursuit of profits.
- It was so stupid, so frustrating, so embarrassingly moronic, that it made her want to tear her hair out.
- He is a stupid, moody, moronic little kid who thinks he's all grown up, when he's just sad and lost and bitter.
- It is depressing for teachers and pupils alike to see their working environment desecrated by the moronic minority.
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