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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 entire place is all wonderful waterfront funkiness, with old fish nets and older lobster buoys hanging about and a constant parade of boats passing by or tying up to the restaurant.
The dreadful funkiness of passion, the funkiness of nature, and the funkiness of a wide range of human emotions.
I was that, in spite of its deceptive funkiness, it put a floor of quality under everything; it was never just a happy radical art camp where the kids in the cubicles did wild and crazy things just for the hell of it.
Produced by Ronnie Foster, Both Sides moves from the funkiness of "Off The Hook," to the rolling rhythm of the title track, to the sultry "In Your Arms" featuring vocals by Susaye Green Coton.
But Mother Nature is seldom a perfect nanny, and I believe that sticking with the purists' "nothing in, nothing out" mantra is to risk making wine that goes beyond funkiness that's interesting, to funkiness that's downright revolting.
There are some positives, though: when they're not trying to be 60s hippies Country Joe and the Fish, Edward/Alex and co are capable of true by-the-campire funkiness.
And he's in fine form on his latest album (also called Electric), combining that rich vocal timbre and instantly recognisable playing style with a slight hint of funkiness.
New restaurants are popping up daily with a funkiness and edge that has been missing for a while.
While there are touches of what Henry might deem funkiness in this new concerto, there is also a hint of romance and mystery within its movements.
The alcohol jumps out at you, along with lots of wood and vanilla, and I love that sour funkiness.
ation of It is a combination of beach bar funkiness and dance floor accessibility and is the creation of Dublin-based DJ\ Producers Karl Lambert and Tony Pugh with the trio is completed by one of Dublin's finest soul vocalists Antoinette Dunleavy.
And the rev counter sitting atop the dashboard in the SZ4 added a touch of funkiness usually only found in more expensive cars.