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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- Bill and I have been talking about the question of agency, or rather, I have been asking waspish questions and he has been replying with answers that turn into questions of his own.
- The administration that sold itself on simple homespun values and manly virtues has been caught in an act of waspish backstabbing to cover its dishonesty.
- Are their early waspish criticisms insincere and their later affirmations the real deal, or are the affirmations the fakery and the waspishness the genuine thing?
- He inspected his young visitors with a quizzical, waspish look.
- There is no waspish remark to follow and I am sorry if this outbreak of sincerity causes any distress.
- His humour was waspish and admired even by those who were often the target.
- She brushed off my waspish words, and waved me away.
- Nehemiah, who goes with Christ-like love to a ruined Jerusalem, may have lived on in my mind, but my spirit was overtaken by a waspish bitterness that contradicted in my life what I had tried to argue in my book.
- Like all diaries, it reflects the mood of the diarist and hence is scrappy, which in turns becomes waspish, gentle, melancholy, flirtatious and always directed by the seasons, scents, gardens and clothes.
- His prose was crisp and waspish, but balanced and well informed, and he was able to deliver an authoritative opinion on a wide range of musical events.
- Mercurial, often waspish and at times given to unwarrantable snobbery, she was free to indulge herself, yet at the same time she was imprisoned by the constraints of the life that gave her all she wanted.
- That should have ended it, except that certain newspapers have grown irritable and waspish with Tony Blair.
- Her waspish tongue has already landed her in trouble.
- But its contents rapidly dispel any fears that this most entertainingly waspish of commentators succumbed to beatific mildness in his final years.
- He is particularly good at the waspish one-line character summary.
- She knew it was waspish, and ill-spirited and petty, and mean.
- On reflection, however, I feel this would be unlikely, because I cannot be alone in considering his regular waspish observations positive endorsement of a production.
- The manager does not take punishment well, and is waspish in his responses to journalists who question his tactics and second-season signings.
- I suppose despite her waspish attitude she knows something about fashion.
- Private thoughts made public reveal a waspish view of the world which readers may find surprising.
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