In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) veleidoso(person) inconstante(person) volublethe fickle finger of fate — el caprichoso dedo del destino
- Unlike Fred who is a creature of habit, I am far more fickle, always in need of new experiences, change and variety.
- The public is not only fickle, but has a extremely short attention span.
- The nation as a whole is too varied, fickle, inconsistent and unclassifiable for that to work.
- But fashion is very fickle and sometimes the things you hate the most end up inspiring you.
- Now the impression is of a fickle politician who has lots of ideas but no staying power to see them through.
- It's important to do that, because human nature is fickle when it comes to responding to surveys.
- They'd allow people to enjoy the nice weather, which can be unmercifully short and fickle.
- However, we consumers are a fickle lot when it comes to dining out.
- Keeping up with the fickle tastes of fashion is not always easy for the Dutch bulb industry.
- Forever fickle, he has now become interested in old wooden carvings.
- What I like here is that people really pay attention and they're not so fickle.
- Likewise, you really have to rush that stage from the beginning as first impressions count in the fickle minds of rap fans.
- They are, like Lincoln, using fickle political morality as the road to political power.
- I think another interesting feature of this debate of course, is how fickle public opinion is.
- Oh, apparently it's not my fault the writing here is bad - it's yours for being so flighty and fickle.
- Rock music is a harsh world, presided over by a fickle, unforgiving public.
- The fickle old tentacles of fame have already had far-reaching effects.
- Holidaymakers are a fickle lot, and the next time they might just stay away once and for all.
- My superiors however are fickle and dance to a different drum than I do, so it would pay for me not to get my hopes up too high.
- This is a fickle business where tastes, music and fashions can change at a whim.
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