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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- I'm just incapable of ignoring the vast stupidity that appears to be going on around me.
- There are plenty of precedents for laws protecting people from their own stupidity - the compulsory use of seat-belts and crash helmets being two obvious examples.
- He inwardly laughed at his own stupidity.
- Why should I suffer because of somebody's negligence, carelessness, stupidity or even a deliberate act on his or her part?
- To not reduce the retail price in the face of the facts is sheer stupidity.
- To jeopardize yourself and those you love just to prove your point is plain stupidity.
- Too many people get hurt because of fireworks - whether through their own stupidity, or through the stupidity of others.
- I have no one to blame but myself for my stupidity.
- This little boy has nearly lost his life through somebody's stupidity.
- It's not a reporter's job to protect a star's image, or to protect him from his own stupidity.
- In other words, relying on the continued stupidity of central bankers is not the most tenable investment thesis.
- The planet, which was laid waste some millennia previously thanks to the stupidity of mankind, is now littered with ruins.
- And you can't rise up every time someone does something stupid and pass a law for the masses to stop the stupidity.
- The planet is now suffering because of our own stupidity and we are trying to make ourselves feel better by recycling things.
- If ever a great end to a league season was spoilt by one bloke's stupidity it was this one by charming Chris.
- A man is inseparable from his congenital vanities and stupidities, as a dog is inseparable from its fleas.
- Please forgive me for my stupidity.
- He's dying for some ice cream but knows it would be the height of stupidity to be seen there.
- Of course, that was utter stupidity on my part.
- I'm tired of the games, the stupidities, the frustrations, the dynamics, the everything.
- The Wall Street boys got themselves in a huge mess through their own greed and stupidity.
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