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 a place I feel a little funny about, because when I was in my teens and early 20s, there was no shop more naff on the high street.
- Celebrity endorsements have always been naff and frequently backfire horribly.
- Some of them sound okay, some sound naff, but they're mine and I stand by them.
- The attractions are family-friendly without being naff, and the helpful park staff are marvellous.
- For a naff makeover lifestyle show, there was something about it which was really rather heartwarming.
- Of all his naff hairstyles, there was a general agreement this was the naffest.
- He died his short hair black and it looked good, not naff.
- I've done some pretty naff things over the years, in the name of my work and it paid off.
- It's pretty naff, but as I missed it first time around I think it's my duty to sit through it twenty years on.
- This may sound naff, but I hold it to my heart and tell her I love her.
- Their monologues, pretentious, thick or plain naff, provide a sort of alternative history for the age of celebrity.
- Ok, so stuffed eggs are a bit naff and seventies, but they still taste good!
- I thought it would be naff, but wound up having a fabulous time.
- This is a really naff thing you are forced to do in school.
- And don't be too horrified at some of the naff singles I've ended up with over the years.
- That said, the title track, first up on the album, sounds like a naff car commercial.
- Just reading the tracklisting convinces you it's going to be naff.
- It will instead become a source of genteel relaxation for the new middle classes, who find pub culture naff and club culture exhausting.
- Here's an idea for them - I know it's naff but it would be fantastic.
- However, while this sounds like a naff publicity seeking idea, we really rather like it.
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