In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1I don't care diddly-squat — me importa un cacahuate Mexico informal
- Just because my blood happened to be on a note in my neighbor's yard (albeit, dead neighbor) means diddly-squat.
- Voting for these Bozos ain't gonna change diddly-squat - it's all more of the same.
- Kind of makes up for doing diddly-squat over the weekend, I feel.
- I now know that whether you win or lose is really all about luck, and that studying all the form books in all the world won't get you diddly-squat - unless fortune is in your favour.
- Now with email am I supposed to type for hours and still get diddly-squat?
- We are making money out of an asset that otherwise would be doing diddly-squat.
- It looks as though you're eating diddly-squat, but you end up carbo-loading like a triathlete before the race.
- These six people want to be the next Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson, even if some of them don't know doodly about cooking (there was a woman on the other night who claimed to know loads about cooking, but thought spinach was basil).
- The strawberries are cheap, even though they have travelled across the continent, because the pickers are paid diddly-squat.
- But as you know and I know - making art pays doodly.
- In the developer lexicon, the word security - standing for a pain-in-the-butt speed bump that doesn't do diddly-squat for functionality - came to have no relevant place.
- They forget that these browser things are just tools, and browsers are just windows onto the web, so a graceful XUL framework means diddly-squat to the innocent punter.
- When I left Huckleberry I went back to Fife and it didn't matter diddly-squat what you did or if you played well.
- This regulator has failed the Irish aviation industry and is wasting taxpayers' money doing diddly-squat.
- Squatting brings to mind that thing that dogs do before they do their dog's do; squat also means ‘short and thick, dumpy’ according to my dictionary; and diddly-squat is a more colourful phrase for naff all.
- I'd seen far too many T.V. shows to even think that that would do diddly-squat.
- In respect of getting rid of the private prison in Auckland there has been absolutely none - diddly-squat.
- Blogs may be hip and trendy, but they don't do diddly-squat for most people's businesses.
- Lobbying the state legislatures to change the pay structure has done diddly-squat.
- In truth, we know diddly-squat about what is just around the corner in terms of earnings, let alone what will happen over the long term.
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