In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1aplausos de desaprobación masculine
- A widely expected walkout by activists wearing anti-war T-shirts did not materialise, the devastating slow handclap failed to start.
- There were jeers, heckles, slow handclaps and delegates held up giant letters that spelt out the word ‘Strike‘.
- Restiveness begins to happen, including something I never saw before at a gig: a slow handclap.
- Leaping on to his chair and launching a torrential tirade, the heckler seemed unstoppable, until a staunch staff member of the party newspaper Labour Weekly set off a slow handclap which drowned him out.
- A small far right group attempted a counter - demonstration, but slunk away to jeers and slow handclaps from the crowd.
- Their reporting of the Women's Institute debacle, in which Blair was heckled and given a slow handclap reception, did not disappoint him, he says.
- The prime minister famously received a slow handclap during an ill-judged talk to the WI in June 2000.
- There are physical assaults and verbal abuse, they are called ‘lazy sluts’ and get slow handclaps from people in queues.
- Currie had been welcomed back to a slow handclap having chosen to return to the dressing room at half time.
- The very best Mr Blunkett could hope for, it seemed, was a repeat of the slow handclap that greeted the politician at last year's conference.
- ‘They're litigious and they slow handclap,’ he says mischievously.
- He was handed a microphone and started chanting to the ancestors, with the assembled healers kneeling around him, providing first a slow handclap, then a chorus line at intervals.
- Dickon Jones paused long enough to give her a slow handclap.
- Boos, jeers, cheers and slow handclaps greet the candidates as they each deliver their parting shots.
- At one point the crowd even broke into a slow handclap, to which Lawrence responded by urging the faithful for greater support.
- Ever the showman, Warne responded to a slow handclap from the crowd - unhappy at the time he was taking to bowl his overs - by cupping his hand to his ear.
- One of the women on the flight got on the stairs and led us all in the slow handclap.
- A slow handclap greeted his claims that police training colleges had accepted more recruits and standards had been maintained.
- Regent is receiving the equivalent of a slow handclap in the City.
- There have been wobbles before: the slow handclap from the Women's Institute, the fuel protesters and sundry ambushes in hospital foyers.
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