In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Equally adept at comedy and drama, Cranham has played bumbling detectives, passionate army dentists and good-hearted pastors with equal proficiency.
- War is, of course, a lot harder to prevent than the hijacking of four large airplanes by nineteen rather bumbling immigrants.
- The old, charming, bumbling kid has become slick and self-assured.
- Equally tired is Duncan's assimilation and protection of a bumbling youth.
- Three bumbling French thieves with a history of botching jobs (badly) are given one last chance to make good with their boss.
- Later, Tom told me I wasn't the bumbling fool I'd thought.
- Satan in the cinema is either represented as a hideous special effect or a comic, bumbling trickster.
- With the exception of Chamberlain, the Union generals are presented as either bumbling or self-absorbed.
- With a contemplative bite of her lip, Mrs Bennet finally answered the anxious and bumbling Collins.
- The film sees Rowan Atkinson bringing his bumbling Barclays Bank ad spy to the big screen.
- David Wenham plays a knockabout, bumbling political adviser whose life is falling apart.
- There was a wicked queen, kind-hearted heroine, dashing prince, bumbling villains and a lot of people wandering round the forest.
- He looked a little less of the bumbling dishevelled oaf he loves to cast himself as.
- Tour de force historical comedy about two bumbling botonists sent into the southern wilderness by Thomas Jefferson to look for something that isn't there.
- Of course, we should not be too hard on the bumbling loser.
- All bumbling conjurers, clumsy squires, no-talent bards, and cowardly thieves in the land will be preemptively put to death.
- Davis was never comfortable in debates, facing the bumbling Bill Simon only once during last year's re-election campaign.
- The cash-strapped, bumbling terrorists decide to mount a production of Hamlet to avoid bankruptcy.
- Thus begins their humorous descent into a bumbling life of crime.
- In the harsh glare of the campaign spotlight a picture of a bumbling Palin emerged that scared more people than it inspired.
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