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WOMEN face a thong ban under proposals by straitlaced US councillors.
CHANNEL Four's straitlaced newsreader Jon Snow has become Britain's most unlikely pop star.
4 Reims, France, Piper-Heidsieck Straight-run but hardly straitlaced, this classic yet cutting-edge champagne maker (founded in 1785) is worth toasting.
Nightspots in Singapore will be allowed to remain open for 24 hours from Monday as part of the government's drive to rid the city-state of its straitlaced image, police said Friday.
I haven't told him how I feel and I'm too scared to confide my secret in anyone, especially my parents, as they're very straitlaced people.
You I Love: "Zany" and "Russian" don't usually appear in the same sentence, but this charming comedy about a straitlaced advertising exec who runs over a Mongolian zoo-worker and then falls in love with him is both Russian and zany--as well as sweet and sexy.
These included getting blootered during a state visit by the extremely straitlaced Chilean president.
The movie's best scenes depict the dethawing of the hero's distant relationship with his older, hunky, straitlaced hetero brother (Urbano Barberini giving a nice, if weepy, performance), who briefly comes to live with him and finally comes to accept the lifestyle that initially repulses him.
Friends remember her as a likeable but straitlaced girl who was nervous around men.
Other months show the 11 girls on a building site, cricket pitch and licking ice creams into shape on the seafront at Frinton - famous for its normally straitlaced image.
Scotland's biggest city will have to make up its mind whether it wants its image to be straitlaced - or nice, but a bit naughty.
Let's see, there's Nick Stahl, who sandwiched this straitlaced college-guy role in between performances as a closeted gay bully in Bully and an androgynous lost soul with eyeliner in The Sleepy Time Gal [see page 70].