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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- No slippery politician was going to give me the kind of straight talk I was looking for, but only politicians and platitudes were on offer.
- So says The Knife, who, as their name suggests, are not a conventional band content to offer vacuous platitudes served on a diet of mediocrity.
- It's pretty much downhill from there, with everyone speaking in moral platitudes and Hanks looking troubled.
- It is not enough for Blair simply to utter platitudes.
- ‘I'm proud of my guys,’ Valentine, the Mets' manager said, offering the platitudes of a loser.
- The other two are gratuities, and while one could argue both gratuities and platitudes are pleasantries, that doesn't make one the other.
- McDonnell's yet-to-be-delivered statement opens with self-serving platitudes and praise for the committee.
- One critic once said that George Eliot was the only English writer who was into sermonising and moral platitudes.
- They seek to dissolve all concrete issues of history, politics and economics into the ethereal mists of moral platitudes.
- Its unpleasantness must not be buried in moral and philosophical platitudes.
- But members of the Omagh victims' group are not content with such platitudes.
- I agree with Deacon that the platitude that liberals think ‘people are basically good,’ which we all learned in our college government courses, is out of date.
- His answer to all these questions is the pious platitude, ‘one standard of citizenship’.
- Thinking that a few motivational platitudes and clichés will save them, the rest of the band plod on, uninspired and surrounded by yes men.
- They should stop playing to the public gallery by mouthing platitudes and begin thinking seriously about the very nature of crime and punishment.
- Mondale just kept serving up affable liberal platitudes.
- This year more than ever, the hack politician's laziest platitude is true: ‘This election is about the future.’
- Gone are (some of) the moral platitudes, and in their place are actual critiques and questions.
- That failure could be his Achilles' heel, for whenever he addresses environmental activist groups he offers platitudes, but little promise of action.
- Here, in one neat package, we have all the liberal platitudes.
- Cliched platitudes about derby matches may be easy enough to pick up, but there are still occasional communication difficulties between player and manager.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.