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