In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Thing is, I'm having trouble explaining why this film is so risible.
- Its first series back in the sixties may have been judged a failure by the network bosses, its low budgets, poor production values and bad acting may make it risible now, but its accumulated linguistic influence has been substantial.
- ‘I cannot imagine how any self-respecting female could possibly conceive of doing such a foolish thing, let alone begin to consider entertaining such risible notions myself,’ I replied curtly.
- The story was nicely timed in public relations terms to swing media coverage away from his risible performance at the tribunal last week, when he was unable to recall matters of facts on a large number of occasions.
- In terms of quality, its accuracy veers from the occasionally passable to the frequently risible, while its all-important readability is even worse - and deteriorating.
- But, either way, these arguments strike me as risible; dialectics dissolves in giggles.
- He has seen ‘antiques with an impeccable history that are materially wrong on every count, and objects that are obvious, risible fakes that pass every test - it makes life interesting!’
- His political views could be contested but the notion that he would actually give information to the British about fellow comrades is literally risible.
- The story has been simplified to the level of a cartoon, the music is portentous and the lyrics are more risible than profound.
- The special effects were not unconvincing; they were risible, especially the scenes of the wealthy giantess stalking the countryside.
- Some have made a career of talking down the Irish economy, but have a risible forecasting record.
- The very idea of Chef's Theater is so risible that we cannot be sure that the whole thing isn't merely an elaborate, brilliant hoax - indeed we desperately hope it is one.
- After its risible opening - Princeton admissions officers rifling through applications under cloying voiceover - the movie only sinks lower.
- The monies promised to upgrade public services are risible, given the scale of the British economy and the size of its population.
- Furthermore, compared to the resources available to the alcohol industry to send out that message, the resources available to governmental organisations to imprint a health warning were risible.
- To a lot of Europeans, these judgements seem almost risible.
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