In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- By today's standards, the Roman Empire would be an international pariah.
- Spring allergies will be mistaken for deathly disease and your runny nose will make you a social pariah.
- So now I'm not only a big fatty, I'm also a social pariah, am I?
- They have since been treated as the pariahs of the political establishment.
- Advocates are most unlikely to tell the public who will be worse off, except when they are trying to make political pariahs of the sufferers.
- Racist jokes that would make one a social pariah in the United States are told boldly on television.
- Eventually, she turned her back on society, becoming the social pariah that she is now.
- Traveling alone (especially for women) is seen as sad and desperate, a cardinal sin, reserved for those social pariahs who talk to their cats.
- Such extreme views, however, have not made him a social pariah.
- He was a pariah in the international community.
- Now, six decades later, smokers have become the social pariahs: excluded, if not frowned upon, by contemporary behavioral codes and even municipal law.
- That's a pretty large segment of the population to reduce to the status of political pariahs.
- A few dozen of these political pariahs found employment, mostly in second-rate TV offerings where they were less likely to be spotted either by appearance or writing style.
- Australians do not, I am sure, actively desire to be international pariahs.
- In the past, smoking was fashionable and a status symbol, but today smokers are the social pariahs in many environments, particularly from increasing numbers of non-smokers.
- Irish smokers now have until April, it is thought, to kick the habit or be forced to become social pariahs when they want to light up.
- There's no end to the advantages of being an international pariah.
- The regime should be treated as a pariah, not just as a hostile but recognizable political competitor.
- So everyone - or nearly everyone - makes sure to bring someone along as a security blanket, so they don't look like social pariahs.
- Billboards are also telling people to give up now before they become social pariahs on March 29, the day the prohibition comes into effect.
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