In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1stop your foolery and be sensible! — ¡deja de hacer payasadas y compórtate!
- For all its appearance of foolery, then, play is serious business that does not mask unpleasant realities hidden by ritual.
- The masters of this sort of visual foolery are of course the people who post here.
- My smoking is stupid of course, but that's my damn foolery and none of the General's business.
- There's to be no biting, kicking, rearing or foolery, understand?
- There's much foolery among them, but it's very difficult to fool the Vatican.
- ‘Clearly,’ he wrote, ‘all such pieces of foolery will pass away as quickly as they have appeared.’
- In the end, even his holy foolery seems more glib than wise.
- I'll not have you poison this vessel with your foolery and slubbering.
- There is silly foolery and there is heroic foolery, the Zeppelin-tinkerer explains.
- In William Shakespeare's comedy, Twelfth Night, Feste the clown is not the only fool who is subject to foolery.
- Looking back, she felt nothing but foolery and cursed herself for such immature motives.
- Puns, outlandish narrative detours and other foolery are wildly evident in Milligan's scripts.
- I coolly laughed and tried to place a simple mask of foolery on my face.
- On a former teacher's advice, he reads Flaubert's Bouvard and Pecuchet, which was the last word on this sort of foolery.
- Caring for her kingdom had taught Aluvia a new kind of love that made her infatuation with Gadi foolery.
- It could all turn out to be little more than a little pre-election April foolery, of course.
- Ivan could think of no other explanation for such foolery.
- Admittedly, he plays the baddy, a doctor sent into the asylum to sort things out - i.e. curb this reckless artistic foolery.
- But we'll save some of my foolery for the intermission.
- In years gone by, entire summers could pass with barely a glimpse of flannelled foolery on the back pages of the tabloids.
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