waggery


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In its first decade, Brookside unerringly struck the right balance between drama and humour, tackling difficult and complex issues (rape, Catholic guilt, Social Security fraud, heroin addiction, industrial relations), but balancing that with the wit and waggery of characters such as Sinbad.
They are found in the quarters of an invisible little people they call "husbands," who are also different-colored at the roots, laughing a good deal at the waggery of visiting lecturers found in their women's beds.
OUR award for most puerile stunt goes to Telewest for the weakest attempt at waggery since George Bush said: "My mother always said when eating pretzels, chew before you swallow.