In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Mythologylotófago masculinelotófaga femininehe's a bit of a lotus-eater — es bastante indolente
- And, in a normal world, this would be an amusing sign of how good we lotus-eaters have it.
- Ennui would set in, as we sophisticated consumers became modern-day lotus-eaters, hooked on channel surfing and material comforts.
- Of course, with cable TV bringing into Indian drawing rooms visions of myriad destinations for everyone from lotus-eaters, the culture-buffs, and the backpackers, folks want to do a great deal more than armchair travelling.
- And look who they're for: not the lotus-eaters, but everyday folk.
- The other guests were European, and could be loosely categorised as lotus-eaters.
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