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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- In mathematics he strove to preserve something of what seemed a more staid and sober tradition.
- Pre-Kronos, any chamber music recital was a staid affair where great music was all-important.
- In the end, one has to say that the age-old and staid principles of banking are more relevant in the era of retail financing.
- The normally staid company has become a lot more adventurous of late.
- British cinema is often seen as a staid and starchy affair, as lacking in feeling as it was in aesthetic passion.
- Yorkshire food is traditionally seen as staid and stodgy, but can be modern and exciting.
- Some TV shows are a little bit staid and need livening up a bit.
- Recent consultation showed that residents in the capital perceived York to be a staid and an unexciting destination.
- In those days the staid, solitary Christmas tree on The Mound with its handful of lights was the highlight of my year.
- Every comic had a point of view and everyone avoided staid old routines based on set-piece jokes.
- I was expecting a slightly staid, old-fashioned choir, with little of real interest.
- It is a slick piece of work, more like a product of Madison Avenue than staid Capitol Hill.
- No longer limited to staid colours and boxy designs, the new Beemers are as exciting to look at as they promise to be to ride.
- Remember, the stag do is still a deeply symbolic chance for the groom to let his hair down, so don't make it too staid.
- New England in the 19th century was the apex of conformity: staid, stuffy and abstemious.
- I envisioned a staid, quiet event in which people would come and go in silence.
- It was his loud argyle socks that revealed the boyish sense of humour behind the staid visage.
- This site will no doubt be jarring to the casual observer more familiar with staid academic websites.
- Now, they're just staid old men and women in freshly pressed casual suits and middle management voices.
- The acting can be overemphatic and the blocking a bit staid, but the pacing is just right.
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