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Rods, since you ask, is what the insufferably nouveau-juvenile call the terribly serious sport of table football.
The explanation we were then given went something like this: a liberal stance was out of the question for someone whose father had been a liberal politician (socialist mayor of Bourganeuf) but had been insufferably strict in the upbringing of his son, keeping him "chained" to his desk by watching him via a mirror from the adjoining study to make sure that he pored over Greek and Latin texts for endless hours; such was the daily routine.
Sidharth (Kapoor), the insufferably spoiled son of a wealthy Mumbai family, gets a chance to redeem himself--whether he wants to or not--when he's kicked out of the house after flunking out of college.
When we meet the morose former marine colonel, he might as well say straightaway "I'm a neo-Nazi", and when he mutters something opprobrious about Jim and Jim, the insufferably sweet gay couple, you know for sure he'll grab another man's groin by the last reel.
The family of in-laws are equally dreadful, with Kristin Scott Thomas leading the charge as Veronica, the insufferably self-important mother-in-law.
This, despite the fact that you know this will come across as insufferably condescending.
Let's say, for instance, that long-time journalists can be confoundingly oblivious to the vast opportunities of the digital world and insufferably sure that their way is the only way.
Insufferably hot commutes have turned to cool misty drives under a dank marine layer that has hugged the hills each morning.
We once left a student teacher in tears over this insufferably bad-mannered exercise.
But the hike in Miami Aiport to my Jamaica flight seemed insufferably long--through a maze of hallways, up and down escalators, to a dark corridor and, finally, to a simple push-bar door, marked by a cardboard sign--Concourse E.
Plummer's Law comes across as both insufferably arrogant and deeply human.
Meanwhile, at a major conference on 'History in British Education', David Starkey dusted down his old 'rudest-man-in-Britain' mask and opined that history teaching in schools is a 'disaster', that history is a straightforward story of what the 'top people' did, that he himself thought teaching was insufferably boring, and that if only all teachers could be more like him then Britain would be a better place.