In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(explanation/solution/generalization) simplista(generalization/explanation/solution) fácil(answer/remark) insustancial(salesman/politician) con mucha labiathis probably sounds glib, but … — te parecerá pura palabrería, pero …
- To address this publicly was not an easy thing to do, as glib as I may have come across.
- Listen to some glib talk by speakers at the ground-breaking ceremony of the project and infer what you can.
- It is easy to be glib about this point, because, like pornography, spam is something that most of us think we recognise when we see it.
- Hence the abundance of glib one liners, and the triumph of sarcasm.
- It is glib and disingenuous to say that we are all consumers exercising choices, when most of the options are essentially similar.
- This scheme finally gives real meaning to the glib phrase ‘low cost housing’.
- I'm not going to take the easy route and suggest the glib proposition.
- This is a glib accusation, easily made but difficult to substantiate.
- I can either be profound and intellectual or silly and glib.
- The quote itself sounds more like a marketing tag line that is glib and very open to shallow interpretations.
- Now I cringe to think of the breathy, glib, manic things I sent off, I really do.
- Very charming at first, that's one of the characteristics, a superficial, glib sort of charm.
- Yet it is never slick or glib; instead, it exudes a guileless, homespun warmth.
- Do not believe the glib, easy solutions and hard lines put forward in the tabloid press.
- All that is required is a sharp eye and a glib tongue to bargain.
- In general I try to avoid the easy, the glib, and the oversimplified in my books.
- Then, as now, there was much glib talk about getting to the bottom of things and ‘learning lessons’.
- Along with an easy confidence and glib manner of the elite, they are all set to tell the world how to manage.
- Does that article feel a little too glib to anyone else?
- It would be easy to make glib comparisons with various tyrannies of the past, but I don't think they'd be quite accurate.
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.