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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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Media Contact: Ryan Hoggs, Funky Moves, 801-918-5989, ryan@funky-moves.
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Funky Little Chickens is based at Unit A1 Lakeview Business Park, Lamby Way, Cardiff, CF3 2EP and is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and 9am to 5pm on Saturday (the salon opening hours are 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday and at 9am to 5pm on Saturday).
levels Qualified instructors Sian, 31, and Jenna, 27, have combined their love of clubbing and exercise to devise funky fitness routines - perfect for toning up, while also having a bit of fun.
as being able to "twist a smile out of a block of stone," the Funky Knights built a rabid following with killer originals, well-placed covers and an over-the-top stage show.
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Funky Monkey, a private bilingual school with capacity for 60 children aged between three and six years old, occupies a large modern building on Vaptsarov Boulevard in Sofia's Lozenets borough.
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Funky accessories and exciting patterns and designs add flare to your outfit - so says bag maker Kipling.