This is not to mention the deep-rooted refusal of the principle of transfer of power; the extreme contempt of the Constitution and its clauses; the harsh derision of the monitoring bodies and civil society; the inability to decrease the police's uncouthness
in dealing with the citizens; the eagerness of the intelligence services to extract confessions; and the desire of the Ministry of Information to write all the newspaper headlines.
Children are more likely to be scared by the threat of the possibility of being condemned with deformed babies than by being told the truth about the uncouthness
of certain behaviours.
3) Caroline of Brunswick's distasteful and disreputable advent, in which, for the Prince and his allies, foreignness stands in for uncouthness
in an overdetermined layering of unpalatable attributes--she is vulgar, smelly, loud, fat, and, apparently, inappropriately high spirited (Fraser 61)--is both replicated and confounded in the putative birth ten years later of her illegitimate child, the signifier of her uncontainable sexuality.
Around the Son of Heaven were arranged "barbarians of varying degrees of uncouthness
and hairiness," but who "could yet be brought within the religiocosmic circle of Chinese enlightenment if they would but 'come to be transformed' (lai hua) by the Virtue (te) of the universal monarch" by acknowledging themselves as tributaries.
Leaving aside the uncouthness
of fleeing an 80 minute show in progress, how does any fan of dramatic storytelling fail to get sucked in?
As Harkins demonstrates, the hillbilly is of interest because the figure has always been an ambiguous combination of admiral traits like freedom and independence with negative ones such as poverty and uncouthness
, as this definition quoted from the New York Journal of 1900 illustrates: "a Hill-Billie is a free and untrammeled white citizen of Alabama, who lives in the hills, has no means to speak of, dresses as he can, talks as he pleases, drinks whiskey when he gets it, and fires off his revolver as the fancy takes him.
The passing mention of Brook is a subtle reminder of the diverse and often opposing forces at work in attempting to make Shakespeare Canadian: here some of the potential uncouthness
of a distinctly localized adaptation of Shakespeare is finessed by linking those in charge of the production to Shakespeare's colonial and cultural past.
George Orwell may have been able to write with justice in the 1930s that most foreigners were struck by the gentleness of English life, but for most of our history foreign visitors have been struck--horrified, perhaps, would be the word--by precisely the opposite qualifies, the uncouthness
and barbarity of our manners, whose only redeeming feature was a certain vigor.
The crime,or rather misdemeanour, was more of a faux pas really: having the temerity or unadulterated uncouthness
to pour my own wine.
When Rick turns up at Willum's house, disturbing a civilised menage with cynical theatre critic Axel and Willum's sort-of girlfriend Tansy, he turns out to be a social inept of gargantuan proportions, whose uncouthness
and crass insensitivity swiftly overwhelm Willum's gratitude, seriously threatening his life and career.
As she truly says, many of these immigrants, viewed with some disdain for their poverty, their uncouthness
, and their shabbiness soon become better Americans than the natives themselves because they appreciate better what America means.
A year ago, they were rolling their eyes at the uncouthness
of Gramm's and Armey's opposition to ClintonCare.