In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1metedura de pata feminine informalmetida de pata feminine Latin America informalto make a blooper — meter la pata informal
- Bright colours, and flashy - but hideous - skirts, shirts, even muumuus flashed through Halle's mind, like a fashion blooper sequence that had no end.
- I have waited a few days to see if my mind too, like so many other things, would change, resulting in a blooper where I'd say ‘Oops I am back’ and get back to it with a sheepish grin on my face.
- The most common blooper today occurs with handloads that deliver sub-standard levels of performance because either the powder charge is insufficient or there isn't any powder and only the primer is firing.
- The funniest malapropisms and turns of phrase tend to be unintentional bloopers.
- It was his first political TV interview, and he made a couple of bloopers.
- It's possibly his first blooper of the season and if you only make one every 30 games you will take that.
- This film had some wonderful moments, and was beautifully shot on what looked like digital video, but there were some major character inconsistencies and plot bloopers that suspended disbelief.
- So far this year I've not made too many bloopers, thank goodness, and by the same token I've not revealed any personal data that I wouldn't want aired on the other 364 days of the year.
- When pundits expected his verbal gaffes to mark him as unqualified, instead the bloopers raised his stature as a guy too tough to crack a sissified book.
- If it were solely a matter of the site blooper, then the error might be put down to dumbness and naivety.
- From small-town schools to urban mega-companies, every Nutcracker production is unique, and so are its bloopers and blunders.
- OK I was on auto pilot, a few million more braincells than usual refused to fire up, I probably made some serious bloopers and I was aware of a slight shiver of muscular fatigue, all day.
- The young girls in them shine through all the make up and Parisian dressing when they giggle at one another's little bloopers and talk nostalgically about their families.
- We did make one big blooper while assembling the system: we installed the motherboard before installing the storage peripherals.
- I bet there were some great bloopers and blunders and interesting going's on behind the scenes on this film that I would have liked to see.
- Home cooks perhaps identified with Mrs. Child, who, though she clearly knew her sauces and soufflés, also committed bloopers on camera.
- Happily, they both handled such bloopers with tasteful humour.
- I especially do not wish to see any off-screen antics and bloopers.
- Explains the author, ‘The whole treasure trove of howlers suggests the bloopers demonstrate equal opportunity zaniness.’
- But for the observant audience member (the one with the Sherlock Holmes observations skills), bloopers can be a major distraction.
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