In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1I'm fed up with her continual nitpicking — estoy harta de que a todo le encuentre defectos
- A first-year student at Williams may well become frustrated with such fastidious nit-picking.
- Maybe my problem with these films amounts to technical nit-picking.
- They are also completely missing the point with their penny-pinching and nit-picking and succeed only in making themselves appear ridiculous.
- People are that much harsher with new writers, as though they cannot tell the difference between constructive criticism and plain old nit-picking.
- Day after day we're treated to an over-long British news sequence covering the ‘events’ of the preceding twenty-four hours on the campaign trail, and nit-picking over the meaning of the latest polls.
- So first, let me emphasise that I really am, despite any subsequent assertions, counter-claims and nit-picking objections, recommending this book: it is enormous fun, and its authors' hearts are in the right places.
- I hate that sort of nit-picking negativity about the smallest of events.
- Seriously, no less than seven days of unpacking, rearranging, bathroom and kitchen-scrubbing, discarding, laundering, and nit-picking went into earning that approval.
- But with regard to Winslow's receiving ability, any weakness cited is an exercise in nit-picking.
- It is time to show genuine, overarching political support for what Washington is trying to achieve in Iraq and the broader Middle East, without petty, nit-picking reservations.
- The message is: it's a free country, and an Englishman's home is his castle - just as long as you don't happen to live under the ridiculous and nit-picking rules of a Residents' Association.
- Lest this be seen as pure nit-picking, the broader point is that Australia continues to have a much more regulated and legalistic system of Industrial Relations than many comparable jurisdictions.
- Occasionally, however, planners become so bound up in their own highly regulated world that they indulge in the sort of bureaucratic nit-picking that demeans their professional name.
- I might be guilty of nit-picking there, but read the final paragraph, which comes close to a rational conclusion, then veers wildly.
- This designation may seem like nit-picking but it nevertheless gives a school the right to use the name ‘Waldorf’ or ‘Rudolf Steiner,’ both of which are protected under copyright law.
- If, occasionally, his run-on sentences tax your patience and his scrupulous accuracy verges on pedantic, nit-picking neurosis, you never feel like giving up on him - he's too exhilarating.
- Compromise, rather than dogmatic statements and dreary nit-picking over the constitution, can be the only way to maintain this progress.
- It may therefore seem like philosophical nit-picking if I criticise some of his arguments for getting to those conclusions.
- This kind of nit-picking, especially from Repubicans, is unhelpful.
- I can't do that, because I am Australian and there is nothing the Greeks hate more at the moment than hearing Olympic nit-picking from Down Under, where they detect a conspiracy to undermine their efforts at every turn.
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