Rowse had the perfect answer for this 'numbskull': 'If you weren't so third-rate
you'd be able to see he is a first-rate historian.
What's a little third-rate
burglary when 100 million Indochinese lives are on the line?
Nowadays to get a columning job, a man need only have the soul of a Peep Tom or a third-rate
When word hits the set that some joker on the Internet imagines O'Hara's third-rate
actress may be creating an award-worthy performance, delusions of tacky grandeur become pandemic.
Apart from Blair himself and Gordon Brown, now that Blunikett is gone, the Cabinet is full of third-rate
no-hopers who couldn't lead a sing-song never mind Britain.
To call Saunders Lewis ``a third-rate
dramatist'' shows a degree of ignorance and Philistinism which I have rarely seen equalled.
Where are Pugin and Ruskin when you need them, to describe the hideous back elevations of this revolting building, the pretentious rubbish of a grand staircase going nowhere, the creeping tawdry gift shop, the cheap suspended ceilings, the vile laser-cut ironwork, the derisory incomprehensible 'jokes' of the fading pilasters, and the silly plans with their mutilated 'classical' doorcases, which were no doubt amusing for anyone in America who had never seen at first hand a third-rate
building by Sir Herbert Baker.
The disgraceful case of little Adam Edwards is yet another example of how a first-rate NHS has been whittled down into a third-rate
service as pen-pushers replace doctors and nurses and cost becomes more important than compassion.
They all had the same message, whether written by third-rate
journalists or Ivy League economics professors: The Reagan decade was one of decline, decay, destitution, and despair.
Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law -- once a third-rate
superhero, Harvey Birdman is now a third-rate
lawyer trying like hell to get by in a fancy law firm.
Sadly, the vast majority of voters are faced with an uninspiring list of third-rate
mediocrities whose lifetime ambition is to see their mugshot in the local free-sheet while claiming expenses.
There's much to admire about this determined jockey, but let's face it, one reason why he's 50-1 to be BBC Sports Personality of the Year is that even Muttley could have booted home some of the plodders cunningly placed by Pipey in hopelessly uncompetitive races at third-rate