In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1loco masculinoto fight/drive like a madman — pelear/manejar como un loco
- Roffis was courageous, and decided to take a chance with the eccentric designer, already known as the madman.
- Band members were flailing around like puppets under the control of a madman.
- Another Year Five pupil disagreed with the laws, and said: ‘In this world there are serial killers, madmen, and lots of other lunatics.’
- Herzog gradually becomes the very fictional character his movie is about, an obsessed madman determined to drag a riverboat over a mountain. - RK
- By now, everyone along the wide corridor was chucking very hurtful comments at me, all laughing like madmen or madwomen.
- The colossal irony is that a madman who rescued her from her folly was the same madman who later killed her.
- He was also in his time dismissed as a crank and a madman.
- During his junior year at Harvard, in 2001, Ross Douthat was taking a final exam with 200 fellow students when a madman burst into the room.
- He has often been characterised as a madman or Satanic genius.
- Three days later, Gawain and I answered the door to a newly lip-pierced individual who was grinning like a madman.
- It was like engaging with the texts of a madman in a mental institution.
- We're basically chasing a madman who wants to control time.
- We need to get away from the idea that the only people bound by demons are mentally deranged madmen.
- Whether it changed an otherwise sensible (well, half-sensible) man into a madman, or whether it just brought out the real madman that was hidden there all along, who knows?
- I started walking as quickly as possible away from the madman but he was coming after me faster than I was walking away.
- Like its predecessors, Killing Time opens with a hard-boiled New York-based psychologist hunting down a madman.
- The one character left with any topical resonance is Teddy: a madman who believes he is president of the United States and orders troops into action against an invented enemy.
- He's a psychotic madman, unlike any that has been seen on film before.
- He made the sizeable audience laugh with his wit and the rise and fall of his tone which he used to liven up the character Adam Avatar - a madman who is close to 50 and believes that he will die at the hands of his nemesis.
- According to Le Carré and Boorman today we really are in the hands of fools and madmen.
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