In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Our most beloved hocus-pocus of all is the idea that economic growth will rescue us from all our troubles - but last fall the economy grew 8 percent without creating any new jobs to speak of.
- As I've already said, there are lots of people who are sceptical about psychics, and think that's it's just hocus-pocus.
- The operation behind the printing of those statements is a show of such technological hocus-pocus that it is distracting.
- And no amount of organic industry hocus-pocus can make that truth disappear.
- No statistical hocus-pocus can hide this real-life, greed-induced assault on our country's middle class.
- More evidence of religious hocus-pocus over substance?
- There is no hocus-pocus, no aggressive posturing or screaming for effect.
- He never offers specifics; it's all hocus-pocus.
- By the dawn of the Scientific Revolution, researchers equipped with microscopes founded modern chemistry - and dismissed alchemy as hocus-pocus.
- His bill not only includes some $400 million a year in direct subsidies, but it also attempts to bamboozle us with linguistic hocus-pocus, simply defining away the industry's environmental ugliness.
- In the healing story that Mark tells, things are even more ordinary: a simple question, a brief response, no hocus-pocus.
- Without these other figures, the rest is hocus-pocus.
- And if the virtual world is broad, it obviously isn't broad enough to enable one to escape from this kind of corporate hocus-pocus.
- For secrets on the technical hocus-pocus, go with the two production commentaries.
- One is simply another name for psychic healing and involves none of the fake hocus-pocus of the other.
- Yet while most mind-reading acts wrap their shows up in a cloak of hocus-pocus, Salem portrays his mind games as science.
- As he puts it, ‘There is always a conundrum, a mystery and hocus-pocus in an established religion.’
- He recalled that his father suffered greatly because people misunderstood what he did for black magic or some other hocus-pocus.
- Of course, after all the reports of financial hocus-pocus, investors are understandably wary of earnings figures being put out by corporations.
- I like the simple, durable types that have manual controls - no electronic hocus-pocuses.
- But everything else in this ‘investigation’ is not much more than editorial hocus-pocus.
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