In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Arriving so late for the function is nothing short of being discourteous to your guests.
- Blowing smoke across a room is not much different and the grossly discourteous and rude habit in which smokers engaged was awful.
- She has repeatedly accused the protesters of being discourteous.
- Many adults automatically view teenagers as rude, obnoxious, and discourteous.
- Examples of discourteous actions are: shouting, freestyling, slapping course equipment, throwing out of turn, throwing or kicking golf bags, and advancing on the fairway beyond the away player.
- This ignorant attitude reigning supreme is unfounded and discourteous.
- Noise, drunkenness, bad manners, rude and discourteous conduct and reckless driving will all raise their ugly heads, whatever we do.
- They quickly stopped their quiet conversation, oblivious to how outrageously rude and discourteous it was, and turned to him, taking in what he had just said.
- To make his own intentions clear would be discourteous to his employers, so he offers no firm clue as to whether he may consider voluntarily leaving when his contract is up.
- I find it most discourteous they didn't bother coming up with a reply.
- Under no circumstances can the pharmacist prevent the prescription from being filled, make discourteous or judgmental remarks, or discuss his or her religious beliefs with the guest.
- Now divisional commanders have been told to crack down on any rudeness - and send discourteous staff to be retrained.
- Following this discourteous deed, it is believed that the youths turned their attention to a little dog on the street and began kicking it.
- By this time other drivers behind us were likewise being highly discourteous with horns and headlights, displaying negative opinions on his ill considered manoeuvre.
- The three daughters of my eldest daughter are rude, discourteous, and have never been disciplined.
- This again is so discourteous to your fellow patrons, and the performers, who are all quite distracted by your shuffling and stumbling in the dark.
- He was never discourteous or brusque, or anything like that.
- He was overconfident, discourteous and condescending.
- He said the serious disagreement between the two countries should not permit discourteous or rude behavior.
- Most discourteous cell phone culprits are inherently ill-mannered.
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