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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- ‘The newspaper industry prices itself in a way that is at best archaic and at worst antediluvian,’ he says.
- The ability to touch-type is greatly overrated unless you are the secretary - sorry, PA - to some antediluvian boss who still wants to dictate letters.
- Still, the two gurus were making the same point: In no time, today's Net will be an antediluvian relic, replaced by an unimaginably advanced network that controls all communication everywhere.
- Flash forward two decades and the documentary section had become a sleepy backwater, with an antediluvian selection committee seemingly oblivious to new currents in documentary film.
- A remnant of the decade that fashion forgot, these antediluvian monstrosities have emerged, gasping in to the 21st Century.
- I bought it from Alan Austin's shop, which was not a shop but a basement with occasional opening hours, in those antediluvian days of 1975 when there were no comic shops, somewhere in South London.
- Officials at headquarters either forgot about it, or could not store the information in a useful place because of an antediluvian computer system.
- In the new dispensation, religion is being hemmed into a narrow, private world, as if a public commitment to certain beliefs is old-fashioned and antediluvian, like wearing your shirt inside your drawers.
- Take a look in the playhouses of some Scottish towns and you can still find the sort of antediluvian performances which used to struggle to get on the bill at Butlins in the 50s.
- Why should Wisconsin women be expected to revere his anti-woman, antediluvian teachings?
- That sounds positively antediluvian now, doesn't it?
- But I cannot see the House of Lords' decision as some sort of cataclysm which has put a quarter of a century's family jurisprudence into antediluvian obsolescence.
- The other almost always requires a delicate dance through a minefield of potential libel, antediluvian prejudice, and post-publication recriminations.
- Such methods are, of course, antediluvian now.
- If the Fire Brigades Union had more deft leadership, it might have found a way to secure something approaching its pay demand by offering to negotiate its antediluvian work practices.
- Part of this is a reflection of inadequate staffing, poor management, and an antediluvian records system; some is a question of attitude, especially among inexperienced, simply ignorant, or poorly led secondary care teams.
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