In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1sillón masculinebutaca feminine(revolutionary/critic) (before noun) de salón(revolutionary/critic) (before noun) de café(traveler) de sillón(traveler) de butaca
- All of which will make his discomfort even more delicious for us armchair observers to enjoy.
- This is probably one reason why, in my opinion, the British are a nation of armchair forecasters.
- What do these armchair counter-terrorists propose that Moscow should have done?
- Using recycled paper has become a badge of honour worn proudly by armchair eco-warriors keen to save the planet.
- It's like armchair generals who've never served in the armed forces.
- The result is a unique perspective applauded by armchair naturalists in which the stars of the film are also the videographers.
- He's also something of an armchair psychologist who enjoys reading Freud and other analysts.
- If there is a blackout of league football next season, even armchair viewers will have to find a new occupation.
- Almost all other commentary was grotesque - the work of armchair generals.
- The idea of downloading a film rather than trudging off to Blockbusters in the rain is an appealing one for armchair movie fans.
- In relation to what Colonel Gardiner told Adams, then, how did we all do as armchair generals?
- The best book on suicide had already been written, and it considered the subject from much more than an armchair perspective.
- There has been much armchair speculation on this question, but remarkably little evidence.
- The event is also being televised to thousands more armchair spectators.
- The benefits of the action replay have long been acknowledged by armchair sports fans.
- I've turned into an armchair traveler, so I'll update from my red rattan chair.
- Even the most amateur of armchair psychologists will detect a whiff of over-analysis here.
- Midweek matches often have to compete with big TV games and floating fans appear to be choosing the armchair option.
- Sitting on a long couch are three armchair athletes with dour expressions on their faces.
- Unfortunately, what we have here is not simply the ravings of two armchair generals.
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