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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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It takes the funkily experimental conception of Miles Davis in the early 1970s, then shunts that sensibility firmly into the present world of fractured beats and lovingly crafted glitches.
From selected Debenhams, House of Fraser and Boots stores, choose from the funkily named Ozone, Disco Inferno, Uzi or Love Junkie.
I've been very impressed by the Colt in its non-souped-up form: it's very well-built, funkily styled inside and taut to drive.
Her fears were quickly washed aside when dressed in the black Glamour to Go dress, funkily teamed with the side-split trousers and highlighted with a baby-pink chiffon rose scarf and pink crystal Swarovski jewels.
Not everything is funkily visceral, however, there are some extended lyrical paragraphs, chiefly allotted to the orchestra's double string quartet.
Forget the Fendi baguette bag and the Louis Vuitton backpack, the only bag to be carrying in the "summer of utility chic" is Inflate's funkily functional pod bag.
There we were, my mate Rhona and her baby-pink hair, me and my devil- red hair, dressed as funkily as we could and ready to hit the town.
Here is a place where the punters can kick back, relax in funkily designed surroundings and discuss carving up the pistes again the next day.