In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Lurking on the fringe of the group as befitted my junior position, it came to me that I could make a memorable contribution to this rather fatuous debate.
- The fact that we don't find such documents puts the lie to such glib and fatuous justifications for immorality.
- The claim that this system of traffic calming ‘owes much of its unpopularity to its success’ is a also a fatuous statement.
- In front of a painting in Florence, I made some fatuous remark to an American with backpack.
- Gentle reader, let me assure you that this is fatuous nonsense.
- New Zealand was a very nice country to live in and it was not a myth or a fatuous slogan that it was ‘a great place to bring up children’.
- But as we all know from experience, the inarticulate can be shrewd, the fluent fatuous.
- The comparisons are being made, fatuous as they are.
- A Victorian campaign to expunge it is likely to be futile, therefore fatuous.
- However, based on some of the fatuous comments I've been reading on this topic, we may expect to hear it soon.
- This produced a fatuous contentment, which from the beginning led producers to view TV as a threat.
- I'd say the latter is the slightly more fatuous article.
- Upon her release for serving the full twelve years of her fatuous sentence we are going to have to live with the consequences of that decision.
- But lest anyone think I give succour to the nationalists by talk of national futures, let there be no such fatuous interpretation.
- Such fatuous nonsense afforded us countless hours of mirth; who says religion has no value?
- They explore their sexuality, marveling at their youthful, maturing bodies, and exchanging fatuous remarks.
- His naive, fatuous smile alone would have aroused their ire before he opened his vainglorious mouth.
- Now, as the repeated and often fatuous stories against the government in recent months show, the press has stopped playing the game.
- Mountaineering has engendered more fatuous comment than most human pastimes, much of it from mountaineers themselves.
- Her carefree sloganeering can be maddeningly fatuous, occasionally making the reader feel as though he or she is stuck behind a car covered in bumper stickers.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.