In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(speech) lleno de lugares comunes(speech) lleno de tópicosa platitudinous remark — un lugar común
- Well I can't think of a more platitudinous, cliché-ridden speech that I've read in several years.
- Unfortunately, their occasionally forced and often platitudinous rhymes tend to sacrifice form for content, and usually lack the resonance of their many politically-minded counterparts.
- Ideas endlessly repeated and permutated become platitudinous, trite, meaningless.
- Both the words and the images articulate strong emotion with admirable economy and convey a sense of the preciousness of life without being sentimental, platitudinous or falsely hopeful.
- The tips are the same type of common sense platitudinous advice that columnists dispense on a regular basis.
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.