See 'prat', a total 'whally'
And so we're back to the time honoured game of waiting for top politicians to take a prat-fall.
He has evolved into a kind of snarling, brilliantined Monsieur Hulot, a world specialist in the diplomatic prat-fall and coq-up.
At a conference earlier this year, he posited that the classic banana-peel pratfall is funny only when the victim gets up, and that we laugh to alert "other members of our kin..
A clumsy comedy pratfall worthy of Laurel and Hardy.