Awkwardness


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Awkwardness

See also Ineptitude.
Clouseau, Inspector Jacques
bungling detective who inadvertently but always gets his man. [Am. Cinema: “The Pink Panther” in Halliwell, 565–566]
Crane, Ichabod
lanky Yankee schoolmaster who loves Katrina. [Am. Lit.: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow]
Dobbin, Captain William
tall, uncouth, awkward fellow with large feet. [Br. Lit.: Vanity Fair]
Goofy
bumbling, awkward dog; originally named Dippy Dawg. [Comics: “Mickey Mouse” in Horn, 492]
Gringoire
a penniless, stupid, and oafish poet. [Fr. Lit.: The Hunchback of Notre Dame]
Li’l Abner
ungainly comic strip oaf with height of six foot three. [Comics: Horn, 450]
Small, Lennie
simple-minded, clumsy giant; parasite of George. [Am. Lit.: Of Mice and Men]
White Knight
falls off his horse every time it stops. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass]
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Josh: Awkwardness comes in many forms: It's saying the wrong thing, not knowing what to say, not making eye contact or having unique body language.
Scope has partnered with the UniLad Facebook page to produce six light-hearted short films starring disabled talent, including The Last Leg's Alex Brooker, covering familiar settings where people's awkwardness around disability has led to hilarious results.
Confide in your mum and explain that maybe he won't be the guy you end up with, but right now you're together and you'd like their support because the awkwardness is upsetting you.
In this returning series, another batch of celebrities celebrate these very British problems by telling their own anecdotes of awkwardness, or generally having a good old moan.
Advertising experts say that awkwardness is a peculiar attribute of the national mood these days.
THE coffin of Coronation Street's Hayley Cropper is taking centre stage to help people overcome the awkwardness of death.
In Documentary's Awkward Turn: Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship, Jason Middleton examines the varied rhetorical uses of awkwardness in contemporary documentary film and reality-based media.
Though they still greet each other, Trillanes said, "You can feel the awkwardness in the air.
At the same table, with a great dose of awkwardness, following the two-hour long tete-a-tete talks, they remained at two separate sides of the river called caretaker government.
In the end, though, that bit of awkwardness only served to highlight her undeniable stage presence.
I mean sure, there's an awkwardness about being in a weird flesh-colored thong, bouncing on top of an actress.
Troop 142" is a graphic novel from Mike Dawson, as he explores the awkwardness of youth through one week of camping where many young men learn the lessons of life hard and fast and find each other more of the teachers than the scoutmasters.