In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(joke/laugh/smile) irónico(joke/laugh/smile) sardónicoto make a wry face — poner mala cara
- Chekhov's wry humour and dead-on powers of observation are a perfect fit with the clown-inspired style of Toronto's Theatre Smith-Gilmour.
- Shot in four weeks for a modest $4m, it is also a triumph of minute observation, bittersweet pathos and wry culture-clash humour over brash Hollywood excess.
- Instead, the writers present new twists on parenting with liberal doses of wry humor that even singletons will enjoy.
- And though it slowly got darker and darker outside, the peppy discussion, interspersed with slices of wry humour, just kept going.
- Mancunians claim that theirs is the world's first industrial city, and they certainly have a wry sense of humour, forged from years of hardship, that many Scots will identify with.
- Never hurtful or judgmental, this wry sense of humour was never far below the surface, evidencing itself in a shy smile - but those eyes twinkled.
- On stage, the duo really shine, with heartfelt songs delivered with evident passion, while the between song banter shows a wry sense of humour, which also infuses their music.
- Levy's wry sort of humour and the ironic use of an English woman's perspective to describe the problems confronted by the immigrants is both clever and sensitive.
- As such, it would make a marvelous companion to Blackboard Jungle as a double feature for the cinema buff with a wry sense of humor.
- One of Calysta's eyebrows was up, and the wry twist on her lips was certainly comical.
- Director Peter Evans highlights the play's wry humour and latent evil with a low-key, ironic spin.
- In fact, there was a wry humor about his features - a sort of elegance and a sparkling intellect - that made me want to emulate him immediately.
- Anger, bitterness and disappointment course through Schmidt, but the film is wry and melancholic rather than mean-spirited.
- ‘It's funny to have a heartbeat’ he commented, his face twisting into one of wry humor.
- Born in August 31, 1928, he was the 14th of 16 children and always showed a wry sense of humour often referring to his home as the house of sin.
- Despite his virtuosity, Sonny Rollins always managed to express an underlying, wry sense of humor in his playing.
- I've not known Bill for very long of course, though I'm glad to have been acquainted with a quiet, dignified man, with a wry sense of humour and a Granddad's twinkle in his eye.
- Bursting with frantic energy, wry humour and a multitude of voices, it might be best described as a romantic comedy-thriller, but even this fails to capture its sparkling originality.
- Australian Dance Theatre's new work, Birdbrain, will inject a modern, wry twist into the ever-enduring dance text of Swan Lake.
- She gave a wry smile at the comment on breakfast.
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