In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- If by this point you are not already delirious, fear not, even more jolly japes and lunacy are to follow.
- Situated just up the road from the national stadium, there was fun, games and jolly japes, allowing young fans and those just young at heart to enjoy their own pre-match entertainment.
- Even Lincoln, despite typical undergraduate japes, is hardly a hotbed of gossip.
- I particularly enjoyed the jolly japes and larks of Ping the Elastic Man, Tin-Can Tommy and Whoopee Hank the slapdash sheriff.
- Ron suspected that she knew that he and Alan would be off for schoolboy japes and wizard pranks at any opportunity.
- There is no doubt that away from the microphone and jolly japes there was a complex and serious man.
- The jury heard that the funsters had been given the keys to the house by their boss, Mr Ahern, on the assumption that he would be joining them soon for a summer of high octane japes.
- If Elizabeth was the King's trusty squire, Margaret was his jester, winning his affection - as she learned to attract social attention - by jokes, japes and mischief.
- At school I sat in anticipation of the day that Mr Sutton would come in and tell us that everything we had learned so far had been an elaborate jape on his part, and the real stuff would now begin.
- He meets Godfrey, Emilia's brother, and together they share a long series of wild japes and adventures.
- For those that got in, we drank away until the wee small hours and talked of old times, japes and larks.
- Maria began to laugh jovially, as though this was all just a jape.
- Well I'm sure they will be laughing if we pick him, but not because of his jolly japes.
- Yes, there will be stunts - a previous jape involved sending three crisp-munching dwarves to disrupt a magazine industry conference - but there will also be his brand of dark, occasionally cruel humour.
- There are lots of jokes and japes, as well as hard work.
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