In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1lo absurdoabsurdez feminineabsurdidad feminineit is/would be an absurdity to say that … — es/sería absurdo decir que …
- I can't think of a post sarcastic enough to do justice to this absurdity at the moment.
- They have made us think about ourselves by making us laugh at our own absurdity.
- At times the explanatory zeal of the commentators impels them into excess and absurdity.
- Last year one MP tried to remove this legal absurdity with a Private Members Bill but failed.
- Whether he is fit for the job is, of course, irrelevant to the continuing absurdity of the job itself.
- The sheer absurdity of the situation he recounts would be very amusing were it not so utterly pathetic.
- Consumerism reaches ever-higher levels of absurdity, yet most of us are blind to it.
- And this sense of our own absurdity is vital; it is what pulls me out of self-absorption.
- It also tells us about his wonderful talent for reducing all the most serious moments of life to a kind of cheerful absurdity.
- His deft touch and ability to extract humour and absurdity from the ordinary extends beyond directing movies.
- As the family gather round to see her off in 1988, Lily reflects on both her past and the sheer absurdity of life.
- So the occasional Leftist claim that my work was sympathetic to Nazism is the height of absurdity.
- For Camus, the recognition of absurdity cannot be shrugged off with an ironic smile.
- They hobble out of their limousines, bowing in all their pristine, extravagant absurdity.
- There may well be a few cases where teachers and others, from the best of motives, stray into absurdity.
- Tautology and absurdity are never far apart in Harry's spiels, but this one takes some beating.
- The result is an airless Oedipal drama, with a persistent and inescapable note of absurdity.
- Being married is so normal until I think about it, and then it is a maze of surreal absurdity.
- And the traces of this absurdity are visible in the mien of our politicians.
- It's a hilarious film full of gems of comic absurdity that are mixed in with nonchalant understatement.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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.