In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- ‘Okay - gotcha, twenty four,’ said Ron, repeating the hand signal to the lady to much all round nodding.
- I found myself chuckling, as if she had just said something funny, or as if a friend we hadn't seen in a long time had just played a silly joke on us, ha ha, gotcha.
- A couple of death penalty opponents framing an innocent person just so they can say ‘Aha, gotcha!’
- They change the number at random intervals and if you miss a sign, bingo - gotcha!
- So you want the ultimate gag gift, the perfect way to say, ‘ha ha, gotcha, sucker!’
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- But the scheduling of the vote is also a way of Republican Party leaders playing gotcha with Democrats, forcing them to go on the record in time for the fall campaign.
- Stand provides a detailed rebuttal of the various claims (same url as before), but there are a couple of gotchas that particularly interest us.
- If so, it will disappoint a lot of people because I think lay persons tend to look at that as kind of piling on - kind of a game of gotcha.
- ‘This is not a game of gotcha,’ the senator said.
- The chorus of gotchas and the echoes of laughter I hear this morning are making my head hurt.
- It's an insidious game of gotcha that attempts to destroy the private lives of celebrities.
- And television, devoted to keeping the race close so viewers would keep watching, cunningly deployed a series of gotchas meant to drive down the numbers of whichever guy seemed to be gaining.
- Most of the gotchas are related to the geography and to the cultural difference…
- I thought there was a lack of zingers and, you know, the kind of gotchas that's sometimes characterize these debates.
- They're silly little gotchas, many of which don't even make any sense.
- My point isn't the usual hypocrisy gotcha, though that's certainly worth pointing out.
- So maybe he feels like the more he comes out there, it's just a game of gotcha, and they're just going to find something he says anyway.
- But more importantly, traditional TV gotchas are the reverse of this.
- Some of the commenters responding to Ann think the test is a typical bunch of manipulative rhetorical gotchas from people who think they know better.
- It's hard to say it's deliberate, but they're undefined, and you can't do that game of gotcha, saying, ah-ha, in 1986 you voted for such and such.
- A depressing trend in cinema of late has been the gotcha!
- Certainly Dionne, preoccupied as he is with his game of gotcha, makes no effort to refute it.
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