In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Once known as the place where the cool kids hung out, it's lately become dullsville.
- It's worth noting at this juncture that this particular guy works for the ‘information worker product management group’, the relatively recent dullsville tag for the bit that owns this program.
- We once ate in a restaurant in Paris which did a pudding list which was as exciting as the main courses, but as a rule, it's dullsville.
- The match was effectively over as a contest and the second half was dullsville apart from two more goals.
- A race without a come-from-behind horse challenging the leaders is strictly dullsville.
- If he is to compete in this suddenly hot publishing space, he will have to take his dullsville computer magazines and refit them as hip voices for the new economy.
- Next to this the [radio] playlist was strictly dullsville… gutless and flabby.
1this is dullsville! — ¡qué lugar más muerto!
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