In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1chivo expiatorio masculinechivo emisario masculinecabeza de turco femininethey made him a / the scapegoat for the failure of the negotiations — lo convirtieron en el chivo expiatorio (or chivo emisario etc.) del fracaso de las negociaciones
- However, in contrast, my argument is that we need to be cautious about where we lay blame rather than pointing the finger at easy scapegoats.
- The obvious thing to do would be to find a scapegoat, so they blame it on the bugs.
- When are we going to tackle the epidemic of buck-passing and bad behaviour by grown-ups, and stop looking for syndromes and scapegoats to blame where our children are concerned?
- Instead of admitting our own mistakes in not providing the taxes to maintain and improve health care, we want a scapegoat to take the blame away from ourselves.
- They might be poor - and society tends to use the poor as scapegoats for the wrong doings of the big hands - but not all bad.
- As a nation, we take losses very hard and spend the days after the fact nominating scapegoats and lamenting mistakes.
- When there is a problem, there always is a scapegoat to blame.
- The quest for truth, North insists, is not about apportioning blame or naming scapegoats, but the prevention of future tragedies.
- Labor and Liberal politicians both gain, along with capitalism's ruling class, when workers blame scapegoats for a life of insecurity and want, rather than the government or system.
- But its themes of partying while the world turns upside down, seeking scapegoats to blame for times being tough, and people denying the reality of change, turn out to be as pertinent as ever.
- A fourth was to attack the social problem not directly but indirectly, by blaming a particular scapegoat for its emergence.
- Teenagers have always been an easy scapegoat to blame for wider problems, but ultimately the majority of these young people grow up into well rounded adults.
- But rather than seeing what it is we don't like, as the result of our culture and collective stupidity that gave the automobile so much power, we blame our problems on scapegoats.
- The crisis ends with the victimisation of the guilty scapegoat through collective violence.
- We are the smallest company involved in the whole set-up and we feel they are looking for a scapegoat - they have made some mistakes.
- But the animal is the convenient scapegoat, and easily blamed.
- When people face a crisis, they often revert to an unfortunate human tendency: to protect their own while finding a scapegoat to blame the problem on.
- What makes communalism explosive is the psychology of mass-desperation that creates the ideal climate for inventing scapegoats and hypothetical enemies.
- Leaders will deny, blame, seek scapegoats, and retreat to their offices.
- ‘The focus is on scapegoats and fall guys, as though remedial action amounts to handing the public a few heads on a platter.’
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