In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1burlóngracioso ironicI was only being facetious! — lo decía en broma
- Forgive me for being facetious in these desperately serious times, but sometimes ridicule is the only release from anger.
- At the risk of sounding facetious, we must keep dancing.
- But snobbishness is, in its way, a serious subject, and another, less facetious book could easily be written about it.
- I am not trying to be facetious, but would alternatives be more productive?
- Apparently, she isn't being facetious at all, and it was a serious question.
- It's a facetious question, but she answers seriously.
- I could so easily be facetious about this piece of news.
- I assure you that was a facetious comment about the ostrich caucus.
- It sounds like a facetious question, but I mean it seriously.
- You learn very soon never to tell a joke or make a facetious remark.
- I hope this approach doesn't come across as facetious or flippant, I'm genuinely interested
- I'm not being facetious, or trying to use comic effect.
- Mine is an immodest, but by no means facetious, proposal.
- You can take a sarcastic and facetious post like the last one, and turn it into an interesting discussion about the place of sport in our culture.
- This is a very sad event, and it would be wise to avoid facetious remarks about aggrieved clients and - more particularly - would-be clients.
- It's a facetious point, but it's also a serious one.
- Listening to his intonation as he discusses his films, it's hard to tell if he's being facetious or if he's dead serious about what he's saying.
- I realize he was likely being facetious with discussing how he's perfect, but it still amazes me that he'd say it.
- Woodward ended the questioning session with facetious conjectures for the outcome of the upcoming election.
- I'm not being facetious - the reason I'm sure of this is because I've received so much feedback this year.
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