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Slander, meanness and boorishness are against the law?
Burley and his pals are guilty of many things: Brit-abroad boorishness, arrogance, a dire lack of imagination and a pathetic desire to appear more interesting than a bunch of middleclass accountants on the lash tend to be.
If you excuse the drunken boorishness and excessive nudity, the conduct of rugby union players has always tended to compare well with that of their association footballing cousins.
Gombrowicz was not admitted into the high society of authors formed by Borges and the noted editor Victoria Ocampo (as much by his own boorishness and hostility as by their snobbish misunderstanding of him); in reaction he immersed himself in an alien world of lesser-known writers who met in cafes (often the place where the always poor Gombrowicz eased his admirers out of funds to pay for his dinners.
The last interaction between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in Islamabad in 2010 ended acrimoniously with the then Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi making extremely strident remarks bordering on boorishness during the joint press conference.
I'm not surprised given his perennial boorishness, use of obscene language and puerile humour.
It accepts that this was effectively a single incident in which you behaved with the utmost boorishness.
Walt [bar] ONE of Welsh rugby's nice men, educated, polite and a complete lack of boorishness.
SIR - I have to agree with the letter of Stuart Summerhayes (March 31), who attended the recent Wales v England Soccer International which was marred by the ignorant boorishness of a substantial section of the Millennium Stadium crowd.
I enjoyed Georgi Markov's memoir exposing the venality and boorishness of Todor Zhivkov's regime (which was, along with his radio broadcasts, to cost Markov his life), and Atanas Slavov's novel With the Precision of Bats.
Many of us did not understand that these barbs were only to underline the boorishness, the total lack of decorum of a certain class of people.
a conservative who yearns for the goodwill of the liberal elite in the media and in the Beltway--who wishes, always, to have their ear, to be at their dinner parties, to be comforted by a sense that liberal interlocutors believe that they are not like other conservatives, with their intolerance and boorishness, their shrillness and their talk radio.