In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(humiliating failure)revés masculinebatacazo masculine Spain informal
- From the commedia dell'arte to Jackie Chan, the pratfall and other seemingly unpremeditated mishaps of physical humor have had a timeless appeal.
- The movie contains many of the staples - physical pratfalls, moments of gross-out exuberance, and extreme expressions of political incorrectness - but the energy is missing.
- The show often revolves around her I Love Lucy-esque pratfalls and goof-ups.
- It's simply not the right setting for a play so full of movement and slapstick pratfalls: the cramped stage forces the cast to huddle together, while the echoey acoustics magnify every trip and body-slam.
- All the while we're privy to Bridget's innermost thoughts as she discovers the pratfalls and perils of being a single woman in the city.
- The hardest part in confessing all this is that aside from my pronounced predilection for pratfalls, I really can't justify our forbidden love.
- You'd think the team's long history of past playoff pratfalls would be motivation enough.
- They were used to seeing Beau hit his head and make a fool of himself - it was the kind of thing he liked to do to entertain the folks; always jumping around and dancing on tabletops and doing pratfalls.
- They did every convention, from pratfalls to bad catch phrases to a live audience that laughed uproariously at the stupidest jokes - and were then accentuated by a laugh track.
- He also shows off his well-known aptitude for pratfalls and physical comedy in this skit.
- Some of the most common pratfalls will actually help in this regard.
- It helps that the two kids involved in the romance are of college age, so as to avoid the truly stupid pratfalls apparently inherent in screenplays involving high-school-age types.
- As You Like It is Shakespeare at his most lighthearted - his romcom phase, if you will - full of cross-dressing, pratfalls and playfully abysmal puns.
- As well as being a sad commentary on the state of the American comedy - a genre that once stood tall and proud - it appears as a cautionary tale about the pratfalls of pursuing an acting career.
- Naturally, things don't proceed quite as planned, with emotional pratfalls complicating the addled pair's marriage contract.
- Faith in the perfectibility of man has caused more pratfalls than the banana peel.
- For every philosophical joke there is a pratfall or sight gag offered to balance things out.
- But the film suffers many of the pratfalls associated with remakes, in particular the warmed-up leftovers syndrome.
- Now, before you start up those emails, I'm not saying that movies shouldn't have pratfalls and physical comedy in them.
- I think of it more as a no-system system with the same pitfalls and pratfalls as every other system, due to human involvement more than anything.
- He is constantly involved in physical pratfalls, more cartoon figure than a person.
- The segment, with a voice-over explaining the action, consisted largely of speeded up film and slapstick pratfalls.
- It was indeed a volatile matrix of uncertainty that excited the imagination and the pen, giving us a play, Romeo and Juliet, a sublime mixture of pratfalls and poetry that appealed to crowd and Queen alike.
- Clark has been protected from media scrutiny by the awful pratfalls that marked the beginning of his campaign.
- Not many actors can sing, dance, wear a puffy shirt and do pratfalls while still looking macho.
- And he also had a nation's sides splitting in the second-placed moment, a classic old-fashioned pratfall in which he falls through a raised bar flap while trying to impress two women in a pub.
- The fall, of course, was a choreographed pratfall, spoofing all the negative stories surrounding ‘Sweet Charity.’
- He plays innocent puppy passion perfectly and actually makes you feel Tom's pain without relying on a pratfall or incredibly idiotic double take.
- The show ends where it began, balancing on the edge of a pratfall.
- And, finally, pratfalls are a universal language, and Moliere never betrayed his debt to the Italian tradition of commedia dell'arte.
- In an attempt to lighten the mood, the camera follows the pratfalls of the galley crew trying to catch the food falling off the counters as the ship takes evasive maneuvers.
- It's a strange combination of burlesque - hamming, self-parody, staged pratfalls and the gradual abrasion of the fourth wall - and the truly affecting and sinister.
- Moving to the other side of the aisle, the Democrats certainly had their fair share of political pratfalls.
2(fall)porrazo masculine informalcostalada feminine informalcostalazo masculine informal
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