In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(nonsense)palabrería femininepalabrerío masculinecantinflada feminine informal(in essay, exam) paja feminine informal
- No matter, both locations are stunningly beautiful, and the shots of wide seas, mountains and endless skies makes up for an awful load of waffle.
- Every week councillors nationwide receive pages of waffle from this Government advising us of our duty to take action to reduce carbon emissions.
- I tuned in mostly out of a sense of duty, expecting to have to sit through a turgid display of tired political rhetoric and waffle.
- I don't think my blogging muse has quite returned yet, so standby for some more inane waffle.
- It has been widely suggested that the Vatican meetings this week produced another waffle.
- Saying ‘there are no easy answers’ is platitudinous waffle.
- Where is the morality in a woman being given 80 grand a year to spout waffle on energy fields and crystals and fitness?
- Was all this vague new age waffle disguised as insight still managing to fool people?
- He has the rare ability to shun irrelevant waffle, to identify the important problems and produce important solutions.
- However last month I got perilously close to the maximum free limit, with 97KB of text and waffle on this site in January.
- This is probably undeserving of the music category, being as it is one part music to five parts self-indulgent waffle.
- The promise to launch the biggest-ever public consultation smacks of meaningless waffle.
- There has been talk of interest from Manchester United, but Moyes dismissed it as waffle.
- I shudder to think how much it costs to employ one or more staff to put together this load of waffle, to print off thousands of copies and to send them via the Royal Mail to every household.
- Lots of waffle about ‘problem-solving committees’, lots of grumbling about the police not doing very much.
- There was no way that I was going to write out some 347 words of waffle in block capitals, so I decided to print out what I'd written and stick it onto the form instead.
- All we got from him during Tuesday's ‘debate’ at the party conference was a lot of waffle about the new fees being used to give bursaries to poorer students.
- What they appear to be getting from this latest cultural think-tank is waffle - and misleading waffle at that.
- When hunting was banned, there was much insincere, scientifically discredited waffle about cruelty to animals.
- You have to get through an awful lot of terrible dialogue and acting, however, plus a lot of fantastically insincere waffle about the environment, to get to those spectacular scenes.
- At the time, US government spokespeople dismissed it as so much waffle, especially railing against the intimations that ‘death squads’ might be involved.
1hablar sin decir nadacantinflear informal(in essay, exam) meter paja informal(in essay, exam) payar River Plateshe can waffle on about any subject for hours — puede hablar de cualquier tema durante horas y no decir nada
- They've waffled on at length about it, but as is usual the action comes a generation later.
- I'm waffling here, unwilling to say we were snobby or we were justified in our behavior, but I can see it from both sides.
- I either bluster through and waffle away, mumbling on further and further away from the point in hand, or I go to the other extreme and clam up completely.
- Though he waffled on about guitars and music, he gave no inkling on the extent of his passion for his other hobby - motorsport.
- In other words, he did waffle on with his answer.
- And, having reached a nice rounded and witty conclusion, I'm going to spoil it by waffling on and qualifying what I've said.
- For months I had been waffling: should I stay or go?
- Despite his tendency to waffle on aimlessly, he does on occasion write things that are worth reading…
- He has waffled on doing away with the Patriot Act, courted the gun lobby and promised vigorous dialogue with the right.
- Serena, who has hardly said more than two words to me in the past, came over and started waffling on about her trip to France.
- Approaching the top of my walk I was waffling into my tape recorder about mushrooms.
- Of course it's all wrapped in a chocolate coating of beautifully crafted songs and a crisp musicianship, but the 12 tracks on Always Got Tonight do waffle on a bit.
- I was eating dinner with Miss K, and waffling about the relationship, and I opened the cookie and read this fortune: ‘Make up your mind and do what you want to do.’
- He seems to have waffled on the matter, though, and some on the right will probably be more reluctant to withdraw now that blood has been spilled.
- Because so many of our allies are waffling at this point.
- Okay, so I've waffled on enough with my paranoid conspiracy theories.
- But waffling on the central issue of Vietnam is far more difficult.
- I've a nagging feeling that I have probably waffled on about this album before, but it still makes me smile.
- Yes, the Governor is steadfastly pro-choice. And he just signed an anti-global warming bill that he had been waffling on.
- Minutes passed by, and the President waffled on, punctuated only by a cough or the quiet dropping of screws.
- They keep her from being lonely, take her on trips, and urge her to make medical appointments when she's waffling about whether to see a doctor and really should do so.
- Do you realise you waffled on about nothing and by the time I had got to the end of the letter I had forgotten what the whole situation was about?
- I'm sure the residents are confused because of government waffling.
- The stars - normally so quick to leap in front of the nearest press crew and start waffling about how ‘incredible’ everyone was - have also been instructed to keep their self-promoting lips tightly sealed.
- Today the Senate Democratic leader told me the White House seems to be waffling when it comes to the North Korea standoff.
- The spokeswoman waffled for weeks and then finally declined, after explaining that she found some articles on the Reason Web site ‘anti-feminist.’
- He said broadcasters had only themselves to blame for the rough transition to digital because they waffled on the technology and hadn't invested enough in digital-format programming to lure audiences.
- In the latter days of the campaign, Clay waffled on annexing Texas, particularly in his ‘Alabama letters.’
- Easily outraged punters with nothing better to do have waffled on about him on talk-back programmes and blogs and message boards.
- Rather than waffle or quote at length from pieces to which I have little to add, I will simply link to few pieces well worth a look.
- The second thing is that you have waffled on whether you would hire gay people in your administration.
- This month, for example, the government waffled on a commitment to buy 73 of Airbus Industrie's new A400 military transports for $9.7 billion.
- Earlier today I'd been waffling about whether or not I'd take the night off and go hear a few bands.
- But instead of producing the figures to explain why it wouldn't, Mr. Darrell waffled incomprehensibly about students moving schools.
- So he waffled even on the issue of a camera in the courtroom.
- Or maybe that sounds incredibly pretentious and I just waffle.
- Opponents criticize him for waffling on the issues and for seeming aloof.
- Anyone willing to pay money to hear us all waffle on for sixty minutes of unbridled nonsense?
- It seems they just waffle on in the local press about the litter in the local park.
1wafle masculine Latin Americagofre masculine Spain
- Angel had never seen so much food: pancakes and eggs, waffles and syrup, and so much more.
- That's everything from eggs and cheese to potato waffles and pancakes.
- Paying no mind to his father, Chris stuck a frozen waffle into the toaster and pulled the rubber band off of the morning newspaper.
- They sat down at a long table with plates of waffles, syrup, butter, whipped cream, and strawberries piled on top of it.
- In France, batter is transformed into crisp beignets and croquettes, into traditional waffles peculiar to each region, and into smooth, light crêpes.
- Upon entering she smelled the sweet aroma of blueberry waffles in the air.
- Well, my plans to be good today fell to pieces when Emilie brought caramel waffles back from Amsterdam.
- Satine was sitting at the kitchen table, pouring maple syrup on her waffles.
- I went to the freezer and discovered that there were more frozen waffles than I'd thought.
- We gorged ourselves on boardwalk treats: caramel apples, cotton candy, salt water taffy, hot waffles and ice cream.
- Maple syrup is no longer relegated to its standard role of sweetening pancakes and waffles; this versatile ingredient adds flavor to both sweet and savory dishes alike.
- Saturday and Sunday is when the fancy breakfasts come out; pancakes and waffles swimming in maple syrup, and bacon and eggs.
- Imagine waking up and being offered homemade waffles, light and crispy, with butter and syrup.
- Then a stack of hot waffles tumbling with maple syrup, cream and fresh fruits.
- First, another great way to spruce up cake, ice cream, even pancakes and waffles, is a simple strawberry sauce.
- Some people cook a big breakfast - pancakes, waffles, eggs and toast - even on weekdays.
- I go to stock up on frozen pizzas, waffles, popcorn, peanut butter and chocolate cookies.
- At the cabin, breakfast takes center stage - always bacon or sausage, waffles or pancakes, and eggs.
- If you want intense blueberry syrup, make this one to serve over pancakes, waffles or ice cream.
- On an average weekend morning when the whole family is at home, they'll go through a good jar of the stuff on toast, waffles, pancakes, or eager fingers.
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