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English translation: The pause at the top of the stairs where the entering star stops to receive the audience's applause

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23:37 Jan 9, 2003
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: a stop at the top
M. Parkinson: So. Looking remarkably dapper tonight.
E. Izzard: Yes, I am dapper. I didn't do the stop.
M. Parkinson: Er...
E. Izzard: Because there is always a stop at the top.
M. Parkinson: The top.
E. Izzard: Which I think is a hang over from fifties variety. So I just came down. Because I thought the British public could deal with it.
lim0nka
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:05
English translation:The pause at the top of the stairs where the entering star stops to receive the audience's applause
Explanation:
The guests on Parkie's chat show make their enterance at the top of a flight of stairs. They pause there for a few moments (the stop at the top) whilst a man holds up a big sign (all off camera) saying applause, and the audience claps enthusiastically. Then they make their way down the stairs to an effusive greeting from Parkie himself.

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Note added at 2003-01-10 00:27:47 (GMT) Post-grading
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entrance rather than enterance (ouch).

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Note added at 2003-01-10 00:30:19 (GMT) Post-grading
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Congratulations limOnka. I hope you\'ve put your Beatles phase behind you :-)

Eddie Izzard is much easier to work with - funnier too.
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Peter Coles
Local time: 22:05
Grading comment
You have just confirmed my presumptions. Thank you. :)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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The pause at the top of the stairs where the entering star stops to receive the audience's applause


Explanation:
The guests on Parkie's chat show make their enterance at the top of a flight of stairs. They pause there for a few moments (the stop at the top) whilst a man holds up a big sign (all off camera) saying applause, and the audience claps enthusiastically. Then they make their way down the stairs to an effusive greeting from Parkie himself.

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Note added at 2003-01-10 00:27:47 (GMT) Post-grading
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entrance rather than enterance (ouch).

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Note added at 2003-01-10 00:30:19 (GMT) Post-grading
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Congratulations limOnka. I hope you\'ve put your Beatles phase behind you :-)

Eddie Izzard is much easier to work with - funnier too.

Peter Coles
Local time: 22:05
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 47
Grading comment
You have just confirmed my presumptions. Thank you. :)

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