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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- The other characters are, without exception, vapid, obnoxious and self-centred.
- She seems nice if a bit vapid, staring at him, hanging on his every word, etc.
- I get so angry with the vapid women who fill our airwaves with their cute, giggly soundbites.
- Somewhere through the course of their vapid conversation, she caught my eye and smirked knowingly.
- Sound-bites are often derided, and with good reason - many are dishonest or vapid.
- The blonde beauty believes her image as a vapid party girl is completely unfair, as she's always been proud of her classroom achievements.
- If wealthy people are willing to pay for vapid advice, new-age speak and tips on what not to wear, that is their outlook.
- It is not a trait that endears Allen to neoconservatives, who regard him as intellectually vapid and ideologically bland.
- Nowadays critics are vapid, passionless creatures who seem increasingly irrelevant.
- The vapid storylines and woeful acting just leave me cold.
- She says she loves being a designer - and insists the fashion world is not as vapid and self-regarding as it can seem.
- It's pretty vapid stuff from the man whom we were all told was the future.
- In a time of vapid politicians who only speak from pre-agreed scripts, a bit of colour, rank mischief and sharp politics cannot go amiss.
- The party gained seats, recovering from its winter crisis, but it did so on the back of a vapid campaign.
- This bland collection of vapid songs and empty sentiments sounds exactly as you would expect.
- It is quite breathtaking to realise quite how rapacious the industry is and how conceited and vapid are its practitioners.
- These vapid pseudo intellectuals are the problem with today's law schools.
- The whole thing would be hilarious if it wasn't so vapid.
- Wilson's interpretations of her work, however, are often vapid.
- The whole exercise is so intellectually vapid the result is meaningless.
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