In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1imbécil femininepapanatas masculine informalpendejo masculine Latin America Southern Cone informalpendeja feminine Latin America Southern Cone informalhuevón masculine Andes Venezuela slanghuevona feminine Andes Venezuela slanggilipollas feminine Spain slang
- I ate my breakfast quickly, said goodbye to the twerps and headed outside where my two best friends, Summer and Bryan, were waiting for me in Bryan's car.
- He's just an annoying twerp who contributes nothing.
- His boldness and clarity infuriates opponents - academe is crowded with critics who have made twerps of themselves taking him on.
- Am I a cold-hearted fiend or are they just truly irritating little twerps?
- Those twerps could set his blood boiling in a matter of seconds.
- Goya will obviously survive these twerps, whose names will be forgotten a few years from now.
- Obviously, these twerps won't do the dirty work themselves.
- There's never a constable around when you need one so the only recourse was that taken by the driver of a bus who sat thumping the horn repeatedly until the twerp came along to move and clear the jam.
- But this is supposed to be the big, golden-era throwback drama to remind us that TV can be about more than singing competitions featuring twerps in daft haircuts and distressed jeans.
- The old-style rugby shirts are produced now only as fashion items, and are worn exclusively by those very public-schoolboy twerps for whom the game of rugby no longer has any use.
- The natural response to that public admission of arrogance, violence and stupidity is to counter it with: ‘If we have to legislate to stop immature twerps like you then we will.’
- But these twerps are just obscene, and they have no idea how tiresome it appears, and how boringly ordinary they all look.
- These twerps were all nobodies last week and will be again by the end of the year.
- I felt a little sorry for him but all the twerp had to do was return a call.
- It's time to wipe the floor with those twerps once and for all.
- Half of me said that I shouldn't be afraid of these little twerps.
- Then she jabbed herself into the crowd and shoved many people to get to the front while saying, ‘Move it, twerps!’
- Turning tables on twits and twerps, not to mention Tweedledees & Tweedledums, seemed like good idea at the time.
- It's just a shame he's inherited such a bunch of jobsworth twerps underneath him.
- By all accounts, he's a bit of a loner, doesn't suffer fools gladly, is a bit of an obnoxious twerp, a shy, intelligent, social misfit.
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