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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- Using the curse of the werewolf as a metaphor for puberty, it's a sharp and, forgive the pun, biting take on adolescence.
- Mrs Conti doubtless had a lively night. Competitive eating has, excuse the pun, become very big over the last two decades.
- We can deduce whether a consonant was sounded from the way puns work.
- By all reports, the mountain men love mountain women almost as much as winning rugby league games (a cheap pun based on no facts).
- Forgive the pun, but this is a spellbinding book.
- A whole whack of puns, one-liners and double entendres get crammed into the 90-minute running time, and most of them fall flatter than a postage stamp.
- Paisley should voice his support for the men of the cloth who will bear witness any disarmament and take their word as, excuse the pun, gospel.
- Nevertheless, the simple economics of house building mean that once a house has distinctive details, a sizeable garden and large rooms in a desirable location, the price, forgive the pun, will go through the roof.
- It's a pun on the fact that Darien called the servants pigs.
- We are always grateful to those who take the minute or two to keep us, and their public, in the picture - forgive the pun.
- Pornography seems to be a like, excuse the pun, a grind.
- Colonic irrigation may be the butt - excuse the pun - of many a joke, but for those who benefit from the treatment it's no laughing matter.
- Alexander Witt who has directed this film is a competent second unit director and delivers what is expected of him - absolutely brain-dead stuff - forgive the obnoxious pun!
- The name Cindy sounds like a near pun to cinders, which speaks again to the idea of complete destruction for the birth of some new work.
- You'll forgive the pun, but, Rocco, isn't this just a bit Mickey Mouse for you?
- Our mechanical friend ain't doing too hot - forgive the pun - either.
- The flaming comet on the cover and the name pun on the fact that Chitti's birth year is sadharana in the Hindu calendar, when Haley's comet was sighted.
- Stuart Wenham how about you give us a bit of a sense of how your work in photovoltaic research has plugged into the Olympic Games, excuse the pun?
- A healthy diet is, if you'll forgive the pun, a movable feast.
- And yet, by his own admission, he had no drive - excuse the pun - nor desire to get into selling cars.
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- Dreamworks' hands-off approach is evident in the finished film, which is defiantly British in its quirky choice of subject matter and love of absurd punning.
- The present US administration alone has generated travelgate, nannygate, sexgate, troopergate, fornigate, whitewatergate (at least that one has a punning reference to the original), and filegate.
- There are so many rhyming couplets, which lends itself to rap, and so much punning and wordplay, which are the same tools that hip-hop uses.
- Exploration of linguistic cross-references yields some stylistic delights, such as the felicitously punning chapter title ‘Trojan Whores.’
- Cruelly punning, he calls his baroness ‘Barrenness’.
- The punning allusion would have delighted at least some contemporaries.
- The laws of sexual selection in the Great British Tabloid mean that you must pun, because punning is what the readers expect.
- The title was something to do with punning on ‘writer's block’ or ‘bloggers' rights’.
- The plots usually concerned customs surrounding marriage and procreation, while mocking the earthier aspects of love and sex, and punning on gender reversals.
- His reputation was revived by the Surrealists, who admired his visual punning.
- She hit the headlines last month when an advertisement punning on a nursery rhyme was banned for being likely to harm children.
- It's a densely allusive, punning, always associative flow that manages to keep its narrative movement alive with dizzying glances in all directions along the way.
- In his great novel Ulysses, James Joyce, punning on the old line ‘An Englishman's home is his castle’ reflects that ‘The Irishman's house is his coffin’.
- The punning allusion to the Cubism of Picasso's eyes is exact.
- First, it isn't Hobbes's view that the relation between states is characterised as involving a ‘clubbable’ social life, unless we're punning on ‘club’.
- Michelle Kearney, the magazine's editor, likes to stand in front of large photos of slashing scalpels while punning: ‘We are totally cutting edge’.
- Many philosophers and social scientists regard Derrida and Lacan primarily as literary jesters, as both are noted for their elaborate punning and impenetrably dense style.
- Any theatre which presents a drama about poker lays itself open to critics punning madly about it ‘taking a gamble’ or ‘playing for high stakes’.
- Built by Federico II Gonzaga to entertain his lover - hence the punning name: ‘Tea Palace’ and/or ‘You Palace’.
- The constant punning and allusions through sampling naturally makes them literate in the most unpretentious manner I have heard and seen out of a group so avant-garde.
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