In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1eterna optimista femenino
- The rallying dollar, sinking crude, and surging financial stocks do today create a rather inspiring backdrop for the optimists and Pollyannas.
- Does this mean that we all should be brainless Pollyannas, cheerfully accepting whatever comes down the line?
- Yet, with each passing week, there are ever more reasons for those following the club to become Pollyannas of the first order.
- You don't have to be a Pollyanna to think positively.
- My inner Pollyanna can be quite the jargon-spewing tub-thumper when she wants to be.
- The Pollyannas and ostriches who advocate open borders want Congress to believe three things about their pending Social Security agreement with Mexico-all of which are false.
- I'm a terrible Pollyanna and have had bad things happen that I always seem able to put a good spin on - it gets almost tedious for some people around me.
- Nor do I intend to be a Pollyanna (another word that may appear gender-biased).
- I don't want to go back to retail - I'm not that much of a Pollyanna - but I do want to connect with more people.
- I'm not being romantic; I'm not being a Pollyanna about it.
- Yet she is never a Pollyanna, eager to use the amazing accomplishment of her formal acumen to distract us from what she observes.
- These resilient folks are commonly called optimists but if that term conjures up images of carefree Pollyannas, a psychological definition may surprise you.
- Insofar as this is self-delusion rather than outright deceit, he is a Pollyanna.
- But that definition blunts the refreshing insight - that Pollyannas are often ludicrous opportunists - of George DuMaurier's classic cartoon.
- Ok, all you open-borders Pollyannas on both the left and right.
- It was opposed by immigration Pollyannas on the left and right.
- Those whose cup is half full are the world's optimists, the Pollyannas and the kind of people to be avoided at all costs, particularly at parties.
- Maybe, I'm just a middle-aged Pollyanna, but that isn't the world I see.
- And I don't want to be a Pollyanna but it's not impossible all these changes that we are now seeing in the Middle East might some day make that more possible.
- Perhaps I am being a Pollyanna but my impression is that the new editor of the New York Times is trying to swing the paper back closer to middle ground.
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