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 informalfeminine paja informal
- He has the rare ability to shun irrelevant waffle, to identify the important problems and produce important solutions.
- 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 has been talk of interest from Manchester United, but Moyes dismissed it as waffle.
- However last month I got perilously close to the maximum free limit, with 97KB of text and waffle on this site in January.
- Every week councillors nationwide receive pages of waffle from this Government advising us of our duty to take action to reduce carbon emissions.
- 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.
- What they appear to be getting from this latest cultural think-tank is waffle - and misleading waffle at that.
- 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?
- 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.
- It has been widely suggested that the Vatican meetings this week produced another waffle.
- When hunting was banned, there was much insincere, scientifically discredited waffle about cruelty to animals.
- 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.
- At the time, US government spokespeople dismissed it as so much waffle, especially railing against the intimations that ‘death squads’ might be involved.
- 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.
- Was all this vague new age waffle disguised as insight still managing to fool people?
- 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.
- The promise to launch the biggest-ever public consultation smacks of meaningless waffle.
- This is probably undeserving of the music category, being as it is one part music to five parts self-indulgent waffle.
- I don't think my blogging muse has quite returned yet, so standby for some more inane waffle.
1hablar sin decir nadacantinflear informalmeter paja informalpayar River Plateshe can waffle on about any subject for hours — puede hablar de cualquier tema durante horas y no decir nada
1wafle masculine Latin Americagofre masculine Spain
- Well, my plans to be good today fell to pieces when Emilie brought caramel waffles back from Amsterdam.
- I go to stock up on frozen pizzas, waffles, popcorn, peanut butter and chocolate cookies.
- 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.
- They sat down at a long table with plates of waffles, syrup, butter, whipped cream, and strawberries piled on top of it.
- We gorged ourselves on boardwalk treats: caramel apples, cotton candy, salt water taffy, hot waffles and ice cream.
- At the cabin, breakfast takes center stage - always bacon or sausage, waffles or pancakes, and eggs.
- Then a stack of hot waffles tumbling with maple syrup, cream and fresh fruits.
- If you want intense blueberry syrup, make this one to serve over pancakes, waffles or ice cream.
- Saturday and Sunday is when the fancy breakfasts come out; pancakes and waffles swimming in maple syrup, and bacon and eggs.
- Angel had never seen so much food: pancakes and eggs, waffles and syrup, and so much more.
- Satine was sitting at the kitchen table, pouring maple syrup on her waffles.
- That's everything from eggs and cheese to potato waffles and pancakes.
- I went to the freezer and discovered that there were more frozen waffles than I'd thought.
- In France, batter is transformed into crisp beignets and croquettes, into traditional waffles peculiar to each region, and into smooth, light crêpes.
- Some people cook a big breakfast - pancakes, waffles, eggs and toast - even on weekdays.
- Imagine waking up and being offered homemade waffles, light and crispy, with butter and syrup.
- 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.
- Upon entering she smelled the sweet aroma of blueberry waffles in the air.
- Paying no mind to his father, Chris stuck a frozen waffle into the toaster and pulled the rubber band off of the morning newspaper.
- First, another great way to spruce up cake, ice cream, even pancakes and waffles, is a simple strawberry sauce.
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