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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- Consequently I now have a reputation as a sourpuss and a grouch.
- And unfortunately, throughout the '90s, he was a sourpuss about the economy, so his dour warnings are not to be taken, I think, with too much seriousness.
- The reaction of your other half, however, is that of a sourpuss.
- No one cares for a sourpuss, regardless of his or her other attributes.
- And as you can well imagine, there are some sourpusses in your organization that will be actively resistant, so keep a smile on your face.
- I'm a cross old sourpuss who prefers thinking deep thoughts about Plato and why it always rains when I haven't got my jacket, to engaging in friendly exchanges.
- No-one likes a prima donna or a sourpuss… no matter what work you're given to do, no matter how wet or cold you get on location or how many coffees you have to fetch, smile.
- But I am not sure if being a sourpuss is enough reason to fire somebody.
- I realize I'm going to sound like a sourpuss when I say this, but I didn't find one instance when I laughed out loud.
- Political parties in Canada are truly democratic organizations and don't deserve the cheap shots they constantly take from the media and from politically cynical sourpusses.
- It's far more entertaining and funny than the sourpusses want you to think.
- If Thomas has a reputation for being a sourpuss, those who have been around him for most of his career insist that reputation is unwarranted anyway.
- This might very well be the most complimentary set of remarks ever made by this renowned sourpuss about his native land.
- The sourpuss told Cory that he should keep me away from the customers, because I obviously didn't know what I was doing.
- The elder must be respectable - not a sourpuss or a stuffed shirt - but a man who has gained respect.
- Current conditions are not nearly as bad as some sourpusses would have us believe.
- In any case, I don't think that Ms. Rice is a sourpuss.
- But since it's all in good fun only a sourpuss could fail to laugh.
- And I can imagine readers growing weary of Gogol, who's too much of a sourpuss.
- So why is this sourpuss even bothering to attend the party?
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