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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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Ben & Jerry's bridges the gap between popular culture and pastoral Vermont with funkily named ice cream brands and its public focus on Vermont agriculture.
Serious mud-plugging may not be an option for this funkily designed soft-roader but the SX4 can take less demanding rural work in its stride.
You know the scenes I mean: celebrations--mostly weddings, sometimes funerals--where gaggles of communally bonded, funkily chic folks get down to extravagant feasting, dancing, and conversing in charming and exotic ways that express their collective quirkiness.
When I warned that there'd be no local previews because of budget constraints, John shrugged and booked performances at Bradenton's funkily wonderful Fogartyville Cafe and a fund raiser at the Celtic pub McSwiggin's in Bradenton.
Both brightly coloured to encourage the minds and the eyes of toddlers and funkily designed to keep teenagers abreast of changing moods Ikea have responded well to the requirements of 'modern child'.
The high-wire act opens with a knockout reading of the bop standard ``Wee'' and encompasses a bluesy ``Bag,'' the funkily good-natured ``Over Big Top'' and an exquisite ``Alfie.
Co-founders Peter Spielberg and Jonathan Baumbach kept with it for the rest of their careers, but doing so more in the tradition of the European intellectual novel than of the nativistic, jazz-based, funkily improvisatory fiction of Raymond and Ron.
Women-only accommodations are rare, except for the funkily pleasant Changing Tides Cottages, a sweet enclosure of dwellings set on the harbor within walking distance to the Gulf as well as dining, shopping, and drinking at the women's bar called the Back Room.
Alec Baldwin, of Streetcar, took a swipe at "Perotistas" (as in "Peronistas"), and Death and the Maiden's Richard Dreyfuss, the most funkily underdressed of the cast (a privilege accorded by his having the biggest Hollywood credentials), read a pro-choice speech.
A colour eight-inch Alpine Mobile Media entertainment system with front camera rounds out this funkily crafted off-roader.
They create a variety of moods, from the darkly chunky The Maverick to the funkily greasy Alverstone Jam; from the busy Dreams In Blue, featuring McLaughlin, to the wahwah heavy Yesternow - Preview, with Trower in full flow.
Plenty will tell you how good it looks, how the square shape suits the Mini pedigree and how it harks back to the funkily practical original Mini estate of the 60s and 70s.