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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- That means I have 4 hours of boredom and tedium whilst standing and getting sore feet ahead of me.
- Here we give thanks to those inventions and products that have made our lives free from misery, barbarism and tedium.
- But really, these small successes were never enough to save me from the larger tedium of the evening.
- After the sheer tedium of a disastrous relationship with a well known record company, the guys have taken to playing gigs for free in local pubs.
- So, apart from the mind-numbing tedium of it all, what was wrong and what was the solution?
- One can only imagine the sheer tedium of their school days and the constant humiliation they will have to endure in class.
- The utter tedium of the actual games didn't stop everyone from feigning excitement over them.
- Is it tedium or is it the drawn out buildup to a perfect finish?
- Of course you always try and ignore it and snooze on, but sooner or later your eyes are open and the horror and tedium of real life await.
- Who would have imagined that tedium could have such devastating effects on the environment?
- A dancer attempts to run up the slope, but repeatedly slips down, to the point of tedium.
- So people eventually came in and the day developed into the same mind-numbing tedium that I've come to expect.
- But the real losers are the viewers who have to sit through two hours of uninterrupted tedium.
- It is a brave and safe new world in which technology has liberated humankind from tedium.
- Other than the enjoyment of staying with family, it was an interesting experience of tedium, or rather of low expectations.
- The tedium sets in for two reasons, repetition and lack of interest.
- For all of those moments, however, there are moments of tedium and mediocrity to sit through.
- A library can provide the mind with nourishment, pleasure, yet prove a source of tedium and dismay.
- It's feral to the point of tedium - almost as tedious as the plod of the rhythm section.
- Jeffrey's memoir is, in the main, a work of numbing tedium, self-indulgent and lacking any sense of irony.
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