In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informaldesordenadopatas (para) arriba informaleverything's topsy-turvy — todo está patas (para) arriba informal
- what a topsy-turvy world we live in! — ¡el mundo está loco!
- It's the kind of topsy-turvy world we inhabit in our sleep, but creating these unusual clothes has been anything but sweet dreams for the young designer.
- Responding to the vast demand from readers for a place in the topsy-turvy school, these two books were written to demonstrate the challenges of attending a school with such a bizarre curriculum.
- The topsy-turvy nature of the Parliamentary debate on a Bill to limit the use of parental corporal punishment would make an excellent scenario for a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.
- Infotel's topsy-turvy legal odyssey is being stalled by complex questions about international jurisdiction.
- In the current topsy-turvy climate, the organisers are still reliant on decent pitch and weather conditions, but are confident that the next four weeks will prove favourable.
- After a recent topsy-turvy spell (we live in interesting political times), the Civil Union Bill appears to be back on track.
- But by tomorrow I'll be working 8pm to 8am, and everything will become very topsy-turvy.
- Wondrous ethereal, soft comes along the third movement, as though exhausted from the topsy-turvy scherzo.
- For in today's topsy-turvy business world, defining core corporate purpose, even at the level of social chit-chat, has never offered a tougher challenge.
- And it just reminded me that no matter what else is happening, no matter how much you think your life is topsy-turvy, the world is moving on and in ways that are beautiful to see - if one could just stop and look for a moment.
- This topsy-turvy condition resulted in an expensive and chaotic quest for new artistic direction.
- A full-time career in the topsy-turvy world of film and television production is a very real possibility for her future.
- Last year was a topsy-turvy affair for my family.
- But Sarah's outlook remains optimistic and most importantly as balanced as it can be in the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of an actor.
- And even though they now stand 11 points shy of fifth place with games running out, the topsy-turvy nature of Conference North means anything can yet happen.
- Then of course came the drought and everything has been topsy-turvy, with some events threatened by the lack of rain and grass coverage on the playing fields.
- Ok, so life is topsy-turvy (even by my standards) at the moment.
- It all converged one day during his topsy-turvy four-month ride as chief executive officer, when Upside magazine listed his company among the hot 100 firms in technology.
- The island is a topsy-turvy world, a magical and terrifying place where the voyagers' encounters are unpredictable, filled with treachery, danger and wonder.
- But it has been that kind of topsy-turvy election year.
- In England, the politics of this issue are strangely topsy-turvy.
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