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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- I was just some awkward maverick with money in his pockets.
- Our democracy was forged in rebellion, crafted by mavericks and risk-takers who refused to salute authority.
- And yet that same culture would flatter us into believing we are a nation of mavericks and rebels.
- He was the quintessential intellectual maverick - a man who thrived on bending the rules and violating the regulations.
- Its leader is a surreal portrait of art-school eccentricity, a social maverick up to his neck in the shifting sands of taboo and faux pas.
- And a long time maverick in American politics is being remembered for his influence on the nation.
- Now two new biographies look for the roots of this maverick's sensibilities.
- They want independent minds, mavericks and free thinkers.
- Far from being a deep-dyed traditionalist, he is a maverick, a valuable eccentric, who uses his influence to stimulate rather than stifle debate.
- So I was very inspired by all of the mavericks who came out of that time.
- He seems to defy political typecasting, reveling in the role of maverick.
- We've evolved from a hot young maverick to a world-class business magazine.
- His role as maverick was most evident was during his stints on the Open Market Committee, where he frequently squared off against the status quo.
- He used to be everybody's favorite indie maverick.
- What does the future hold for the band who bill themselves as the independent mavericks in a world of mere cut-outs?
- There is something undeniably fresh and even unpredictable about this self-described maverick.
- My informal queries revealed that those associated with you regard you as a brilliant, hardheaded maverick.
- The first is a private sketchbook, posthumously made public at a time when attention was turning again to this American maverick.
- A maverick, and an individual, he's running on instinct, fuelled by experience and making the right decisions.
- For obvious reasons, the Nobel Committee is unlikely to honor this fascinating maverick now or ever.
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- Impressionism is not some hazy notion about how a bunch of maverick artists at the end of the 19th century decided to paint the world as if it looked blurred.
- As managerialism has come to dominate the policy of programmes of all the major parties north and south of the Border there has developed an enormous appetite for maverick politicians.
- All I know is that MPs are very maverick so expect to be surprised!
- His face displays a limited emotional range and, at times, his portrayal of the maverick scientist is boring.
- While I admire maverick clergymen, it takes the guts of the ‘ordinary’ man to go about doing good and decent deeds daily without fanfare.
- Hollywood is notoriously bad at handling maverick talents, and now it has a potential star on its hands who defies the usual female type of small, skinny, milk-toast Caucasians.
- Both presented themselves as maverick anti-establishment politicians but campaigned hard on the traditional themes of the fascist right.
- There is a slow stirring of revolt that goes far beyond fuel protests and maverick votes for television presenters.
- The press adored him, a prolific, maverick talent who survived on cheap noodles and peanut butter so he could make films with his dole money.
- Guests are encouraged to hire cars to explore the island's uncompromising and maverick terrain and to drive to restaurants on evenings when dinner is not provided.
- He was a monk and maverick philosopher; she, the apt and eager pupil.
- Unfortunately, before leaving on his American adventure, he apparently forgot to pack his maverick streak.
- The maverick MP had intended to vote against the measure.
- He is one of the few truly great, genuinely maverick songwriters and performers of the present day.
- And with those stories, we once again prove our own maverick streak.
- One must be constantly alert to the hazard of maverick cyclists and uneven pavements, and you may suffer a tirade of abuse from those who now own the world, should you criticise them for unsocial behaviour.
- Looking back, he had all the right credentials: an education at Eton and Cambridge, strong left-wing leanings, and an even stronger maverick streak.
- Maybe, as one maverick biologist suggested to howls of protest last week, genetic selection may mean we have finally found a way towards evolving as a species.
- I spent a few hours scratching my head and looking for a cryptic code which might shed light on where this maverick genius is getting his ideas from.
- As a maverick director he often chose his players on a whim and had them work without repeated takes.
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