In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1bulliciosoa knockabout comedy — una astracanada
- These were lively, swift-moving knockabout sketches with a slightly risqué edge for its young audience.
- His writing was often deceptively whimsical, full of surreal creations and semi-fictional characters, but behind the knockabout humour lay some of the sharpest political commentary to be found in the educational press.
- The mood can shift from knockabout comedy to taut thriller in a heartbeat, which keeps the viewer from becoming complacent: One never knows what the film is going to do next.
- It takes something close to idiocy to think that Shaw's comedy Arms and the Man can be played as knockabout farce.
- If this sounds like an unlikely subject for knockabout comedy, it is, but Booker prize winner DBC Pierre almost pulls it off.
1Nauticalpequeño velero masculine
2British informalSportto have a knockabout — pelotear
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