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I also like that all the vulgarians are good players, and that I take no more pleasure in beating a vulgarian than I would in beating, say, Mother Teresa or Billy Graham.
Only a vulgarian talks ceaselessly about how much this or that cost.
There were some notable performances from the Vulgarian spies and some superb renditions of Me Ol' Bamboo, Toot Sweets, ChuChi Face and Doll on a Music Box, which was made famous by Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes in the 1968 film version.
Risk the crudeness of making a choice; no one is going to mistake you for a vulgarian.
More conservative editors have described Hearst's paper "as a chamber of horrors, a procuress, a brothel, a criminal, a moral disease, a rattlesnake, and a licentious vulgarian without example in the history of journalism," and Whyte takes some pains to explain the efforts that have been made over the years to measure sensationalism--a highly subjective concept.
We're swept from the inventor's quirky home to the mad red and black Vulgarian court of the child-hating Baroness and toy-loving Baron - with Caractacus and Truly Scrumptious great as pretend dolls - and from the sewers full of hiding children to the soaring skies.
Gillray leads the parade of vitriol and high praise--rambunctious and reverential in equal measure--and he is joined by the vulgarian William Dent, Charles Williams, Thomas Rowlandson and Isaac Cruikshank, all aiming their pens at London's most fashionable figures.
About a quarter of A la Recherche takes place on the Norman coast: mostly on the beaches where the hero, Marcel, falls under the spell of the young girls in blossom, with their sports-caps and their new-fangled bicycles; at the still existing Grand Hotel, where he ponders over the half-rustic, half-pretentious idioms of the lift-boy; and inside the local train, with his favourite Albertine on his visits to Mme Verdurin, the rich duplicitous domineering vulgarian leasee of a manor house from the marquis de Cambremer, who is physically and intellectually degenerate.
And of course we all know the driving force behind the grasping, the greed and the inappropriateness - it's Cherie, who despite the fact we keep being told is highly intelligent, is at her core a greedy vulgarian who has shamed, damaged and degraded her husband's office.
It has now been embraced as a hallowed duty--the only morally progressive response to the anguished appeals of Clio herself, abused, aggrieved, and badly let down by Russian ineptitude, to help defend her European homeland against the advancing gender-neutral, jogging, blue-jeaned, foul-mouthed, T-shirted, and hip hopping vulgarian hordes.
There is plenty of humour provided by the slapstick duos of Sean Blowers and Jane Gurnett as Baron and Baroness Bomburst and Robert Taylor and Nigel Garton as the Vulgarian spies.