In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(blunder)pifia feminine informalembarrada feminine South America informalI made a goof — la pifié informal
- The whole bus was looking at me, the eternal goof, rather red faced and with an uncontainable smile breaching my face from ear to ear.
- If you enjoy noticing these kinds of narrative goofs, you'll really enjoy it when characters start getting literally sucked into space.
- At best, the show plays out like a character study of two opposing personalities, one of whom wears the iciness of an assassin on his sleeve, while the other is a loveable goof.
- But she's more likely to describe herself as a goof.
- We should assume that things we build will wear out faster than we hope, and that we will make goofs.
- During my class play, my friends and I were dancing like goofs backstage.
- Unlike Tomb Raider, Atlantis has a lead character, a likable goof named Milo who works in the basement of a museum around 1900.
- He is disarmingly straightforward about his goofs and gaffes, of which he had plenty during his first go-round.
- As soon as Chick was confronted with her campaign's clerical goof, she announced that she was embarrassed by the mistakes and intended to pay the full $4,500 from her own pocket.
- Then he called and lo and behold, I ended up looking like a goof.
- With respect to the film itself, there are many who take pride in highlighting the several goofs and gaffes on display.
- Besides the age goofs, the article was the best I've ever read!
- We can see them all too clearly in other people: workout mistakes, diet goofs, social gaffes.
- Hunters still make mistakes, but not many, and their goofs almost never are caused by booze.
- Ten thousand reckless little goofs get injured in our country's playground parks each year according to the Ontario-based Canadian Standards Association.
- A cute, but short, clip of goofs and gaffes from the season.
- Also, I'm absolutely sure I spotted an enormous goof.
- Also taking a trip - a Boat Trip, that is - are Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Saturday Night Live's Horatio Sanz, playing a couple of goofs who book passage on a cruise, expecting to score with all sorts of ladies.
- As much as it pains me to admit it, I'm a bit of a goof when it comes to being co-ordinated enough for anything more complicated than a walk in the park.
- But that's because we have a massive and extremely professional military and that gives us the luxury of being able to recover from some early goofs.
- More conventional bonuses include good making-of documentaries, two commentaries and amusing technical goofs.
- Despite the goof, the site raked in $200,000 overnight.
- So, we don't know why they made these goofs but there were some.
- Yet today, dressed in a navy suit with a patterned silk scarf wrapped around his neck, he no longer looks the goof.
- I was asked if I could give some details on the ‘radio tour’ tomorrow - so here, cut and pasted and retyped from a Word Doc with tables (so any goofs in this are probably mine) are the details.
- If you like to pick apart technical flaws and continuity goofs, then you should have a field day with Twister.
- One can only presume, therefore, that all the tactical blunders and propaganda goofs which have characterised events so far were all part of this cunning plan to begin with.
- My impression is that he thinks I am somewhat of a goof with the kids, due to the fact that I tend to throw myself into their activities.
- These, however, come under the heading of COLEMANBALLS, the long-running Private Eye column which records the goofs of sports commentators.
- People too often get a job and transform from humans into robots, acting like oppressive goofs, under the comfy rationalization that they have to perform such tasks because they need the money.
- Imperfect as we know we are, we especially value the hand-fitted custom gun or the hand-stitched leather holster because we see the tiny goofs, the nearly imperceptible errors.
- Laugh at your own goofs (everyone makes them) and, instead, revel in your individuality.
2(idiot)memo masculine informalmema feminine informal
1pifiarla informalembarrarla South America informalregarla Mexico informal
- I want to say how badly the Government goofed up.
- Sorry - I'm not being persnickety for the sake of it; it's just a little hard to accept your assessment of a scientific situation as having predictive weight if you goof up on the language.
- He goofed, he got it wrong, and again, the select committee has had to fix up his mistake.
- She could goof up without it being splashed across the cover of People.
- You knew that Barney was going to goof up sometime during the show.
- I've got the tape recorder in my right hand, and I goof up and push the wrong button sometimes.
- Sure enough, a few days later he heard from the personnel office - they had goofed and sent a rejection letter when he had actually been approved!
- If you goof up continually, then he or she will be blamed for sending you unprepared.
- That's good for passenger safety, but bad for you if you goof up.
- The federation further goofed up when the goalkeeper's luggage and a few hockey sticks were withheld at Moscow airport as the team did not have the necessary letter requesting for allowance of extra-baggage.
- Still I know there will be times when I goof up - when things would not be the way I want them to be.
- Usually, in a crossword, if I goof up, I can erase the word, or just complete a different part of the puzzle.
- ‘Sounds simple enough,’ I breathed, beginning to sweat, ‘But what if I goof up?’
- These days, computers are programmed to acknowledge errors in less than graceful ways when something goes wrong: They flash a brusque error message, telling you that you have goofed.
- It involves acknowledging that some things were wrong and that some people goofed - maybe deliberately, maybe through ignorance.
- They goofed, nothing more, and should hold their hands up in guilt and not court sympathy from administrative level.
- And if you goof up, at worst, you can shave your head and be riding another fashion hair trend for a while.
- Somebody in the Attorney General's office has goofed again.
- I want him to teach me how because I know he won't get mad if I goof.
- I was always the goofy, little guy, and they figured I goofed up again.
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