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Said of something that functions, but in a slightly strange, klugey way. It does the job and would be difficult to change, so its obvious non-optimality is left alone. Often used to describe interfaces. The more bugs something has that nobody has bothered to fix because workarounds are easier, the funkier it is. TECO and UUCP are funky. The Intel i860's exception handling is extraordinarily funky. Most standards acquire funkiness as they age. "The new mailer is installed, but is still somewhat funky; if it bounces your mail for no reason, try resubmitting it." "This UART is pretty funky. The data ready line is active-high in interrupt mode and active-low in DMA mode."
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The Citroen C3 Picasso has had some cosmetic styling tweaks and is still one of the funkiest supermini MPVs on the road
The concert is the finale of the casino's "Summer of Fun," and the funkiest has been saved for last.
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A new range of environmentally-friendly cars with zero emissions, top speeds of up to 160mph and the funkiest colours ever devised have been introduced ( especially for girls.
Meandering solos are dotted throughout the busy Star, and an R&B intro gives way to the funkiest of electric pianos on big city What's The Deal.
It symbolises the 70s era and has be one of the funkiest and most iconic cars around.
Costa even giggles at the fact that some of her funkiest songs got their start as ``shmaltzy ballads'' until they were transformed in the studio.
When I discovered the East Village, at the outset of the '70s, it was the funkiest place I'd been.
Besides featuring four of Los Angeles's top rated Spanish-language radio stations' live broadcasts, many other activities including Pollo Campero's first-ever "Chicken Extravaganza" a chicken-themed dance, funkiest chicken legs, and chicken-leg eating competition will be taking place.
A natural stage prowler, Louie spits out philosophical invective about life on Burst Love while Audrey Tait drums the funkiest of beats at the back.
His latest venture being the new Hed Kandi bar beside Plastik which was packed out every night to some of the funkiest crowds.
But follow it he did: belting out all his most famous hits and some others besides, with one of the funkiest bands anyone can have seen in Liverpool for some time.