In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
2Britanico(careless)despreocupado(work) descuidadoshe's very slaphappy about getting to work on time — se toma con mucha tranquilidad / muy a la ligera eso de llegar puntual al trabajo
- Mr Tyler said: ‘Many Gulf veterans who have developed serious illnesses since have given us evidence of administration of vaccines which was at best slap-happy and at worst irresponsible.’
- We believe there will be a downward spiral with this Government's policy, because it is a slap-happy, haphazard policy that is trying to bring in 45,000-plus people.
- I would be deeply concerned if my very ability to exist in this country depended upon the slap-happy approach that has characterised Government IT projects to date.
- With a slap-happy attitude to hygiene, and a proclivity towards being ‘influenced’ by others, the sign is traditionally associated with scabies, lice and skin infections caused by contamination.
- In an era of the steady, dour beat of half-court offenses and slap-happy defenses, this Carolina team sings a pretty nostalgic song.
- The band's slap-happy power chords now replaced by the real thing: minor A's and major G's, smoothed out under too many plinking piano leads.
- Community work has become a byword for slap-happy mismanagement of people's sentences.
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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.