In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Accordingly, take in perfect part all I write and do; revere the cheese-shaped brain which feeds you this noble flummery; strive diligently to keep me ever jocund.
- July is one of the most popular jocund, jocose, and jocular months of the year.
- He was always jocund and grinning, while I always just stare in annoyance.
- And I felt that if I was this happy in life, my life would be permanently happy and jocund.
- I remember the advice given by the make-up artist François from Elizabeth Arden: ‘The jocund mouth gives the true chic.’
- ‘Sit in the Sun’ and ‘By the Cathedral’ tug at opposing emotions, at once jocund and unsettling.
- Within a few months, he was his usual jocund self, and growing like an aurochs.
- But Eve, ‘heightened as with wine, jocund and boon’, hastens to tell Adam her good news.
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