In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- ‘But I didn't have to make bread,’ she says, sitting at the table tatting lace, ginger-white hair pulled back into a ballet dancer's bun.
- We both worked on our respective needlework projects, and I taught Lars to tat lace.
- I can also tat and crochet laces or other fine works.
- True princesses, though, like tatting lace, embroidery, balls, affairs of the state, and so on and so on.
- Drawing on her incongruous but irrepressible skills as a housewife, she had tatted lengths of batik, draped bolts of brocade, swathed silk, swagged satin, ruched, ruffed, hemmed and hawed.
1porquerías feminine informalyou paid £5 for that piece of tat! — ¿pagaste 5 libras por esa porquería? informal
- The girls' high-street finery, a Lycra mishmash of tat and glitter, sparkles feebly under red, yellow and purple neon strip lights.
- Shoes aside (for they are the most perfect, gorgeous shoes I have ever owned or am ever likely to own), Prada clothing turns out to be overpriced tat which doesn't last.
- When you come up from the boats and get to the top of Westminster Bridge, it is heaving with tourists and whenever somewhere is heaving with tourists you'll find people trying to sell them a lot of tourist tat.
- Talking of Americans, a couple of them wandered into Bric Brac, one of the many shops around here selling tourist tat, and emerged with a garish, cat-shaped jug.
- Well, me and the wife went to Ocean Finance to buy some new furniture to replace this gaudy tat.
- Second, a belly shirt and stray tat does not make one a porn star.
- Hiring a skip, we spent days clearing the place of his useless tat before we could move our own piles of useless tat in.
- He intimates that the buyers of such tat should surely not be labelled ‘tasteless buffoons,’ and I agree the second of those words is a bit strong.
- The audience adorn themselves in patriotic tat, such as Union Jack hats and novelty polyester ties, and sing songs about Britain's greatness whilst waving plastic flags.
- And with the Easter weekend opening up before us like Goatse man's bottom, what better time to promote the best tat our country has to offer.
- Which goes some way to explaining why I'm currently sitting surrounded by piles of books, items of clothing and random tat.
- Following the success of a class action suit against tobacco manufacturers, and the mooted suit against junk food companies, is there perhaps a chance of a similar suit against the purveyors of tat?
- But are the creators exploiting the pester power of Balamory fans willing to spend vast sums of pocket money pounds on any old piece of tat with a Balamory logo?
- Let's just say, America's great for tat.
- Cafes, fun fairs, tat shops and arts and crafts litter the Venice beachfront, but it is the stallholders rather than the stalls themselves that provide the interest.
- Give It allows friends and relatives to donate a sum of money to a good cause instead of buying a shoddy piece of tat that's destined for the charity shop.
- Immediately outside the aquarium lies Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck's 1945 novel, but now a sardine-free street full of tourist tat.
- But the desire for all this ephemeral and disposable tat could be avoided, claim the critics, by curtailing or even banning advertising aimed directly at children.
- Stansted is a powerful architectural statement; we should respect Foster's vision and not mask it with tat.
- The World Cup has given men licence to buy all manner of tat.
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