In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1hazmerreír masculineI'll be the laughingstock of the town — seré el hazmerreír de la ciudad
- to make a laughingstock of oneself — ponerse / quedar en ridículo
- he made a laughingstock of his opponent — dejó / puso a su contrincante en ridículo
- She and her friends are always treated as ‘laughing stocks’ when they travel abroad.
- Telling your friend that she can't sing now might save her from becoming the laughing stock on the college cultural meet.
- They were looked down upon and became laughing stocks in Chinese history.
- We are the laughing stock of Europe with our ridiculously high prices for everything and our stupid infantile government.
- The dream quickly turned into a nightmare as poor reliability on the track and fierce internal squabbling made the team a laughing stock.
- Countries once considered laughing stocks are now financial powerhouses and with that comes opportunities for investors.
- Believe me, none of my friends are even remotely jealous of these women who have become laughing stocks and the subject of many jokes around town.
- ‘It makes us look a laughing stock, and encourages deference to the crown,’ he said.
- This country is going crazy with its political correctness and health and safety issues and it's making a laughing stock out of us.
- But how can we help them if they make laughing stocks of themselves?
- However, the referendum that they proposed was a laughing stock.
- People with hemorrhoids have been stereotyped by the comics or comedians to be laughing stocks.
- Anyone who had spent a bomb on a just-for-the-occasion dress would have been the laughing stock at the gathering.
- The singles charts really have become a laughing stock.
- We knew we were in for a lashing from the press because to lose to the USA made us the laughing stocks of the game and really it was dismal.
- We are the laughing stock of the whole footballing world.
- Both are totally discredited laughing stocks that add to the variety of political life.
- Your antics have made us the laughing stock of the neighbourhood.
- Just 20 years ago, Spain's wines were the laughing stock of Europe.
- Our system is incredibly outdated - it makes us a laughing stock.
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