Awkwardness


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Awkwardness

See also Ineptitude.
Clouseau, Inspector Jacques
bungling detective who inadvertently but always gets his man. [Am. Cinema: “The Pink Panther” in Halliwell, 565–566]
Crane, Ichabod
lanky Yankee schoolmaster who loves Katrina. [Am. Lit.: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow]
Dobbin, Captain William
tall, uncouth, awkward fellow with large feet. [Br. Lit.: Vanity Fair]
Goofy
bumbling, awkward dog; originally named Dippy Dawg. [Comics: “Mickey Mouse” in Horn, 492]
Gringoire
a penniless, stupid, and oafish poet. [Fr. Lit.: The Hunchback of Notre Dame]
Li’l Abner
ungainly comic strip oaf with height of six foot three. [Comics: Horn, 450]
Small, Lennie
simple-minded, clumsy giant; parasite of George. [Am. Lit.: Of Mice and Men]
White Knight
falls off his horse every time it stops. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass]
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It is also great to have friends who let you get comfortable first than put your awkwardness in the spotlight.
Despite the RadarOnline report, neither (https://www.ibtimes.com/truth-about-angelina-jolie-feeling-replaced-brad-pitts-girlfriend-charlize-theron-2759087) Pitt nor Paltrow have acknowledged rumors suggesting their break up created "awkwardness between them."
The golden age of awkwardness has seen technology geeks become celebrities (e.g., Steve Jobs, Bill Gates), nerdy interests become cool (e.g., ComicCon), and even movie stars identifying as awkward (e.g., Awkwarfina).
The beggars are "causing annoyance and awkwardness" as well as "nuisance and embarrassment," and pose a danger to the safety of "vehicular traffic, as well as pedestrians and public in general," the statement asserted.
Josh: Awkwardness comes in many forms: It's saying the wrong thing, not knowing what to say, not making eye contact or having unique body language.
Scope has partnered with the UniLad Facebook page to produce six light-hearted short films starring disabled talent, including The Last Leg's Alex Brooker, covering familiar settings where people's awkwardness around disability has led to hilarious results.
In this returning series, another batch of celebrities celebrate these very British problems by telling their own anecdotes of awkwardness, or generally having a good old moan.
So a play on awkwardness has more universality," says Randall Rothenberg, a former New York Times advertising columnist who's president of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.
Awkwardness, he claims, stems from moments of "rupture" or "unexpected shifts" in these relationships that expose the "differentials and misalignments in knowledge, affect, or desire among filmmakers, social actors, and viewers" (p.
As someone who drinks very little alcohol, I've found myself at times using clever tactics to avoid the awkwardness that occurs when everyone around me has a drink in hand.
Speaking about the Tate commission, Barlow explained, "I want to re-claim the 'lump' in a revitalized form, to suspend it, to have space circulating around it in an attempt to manipulate its weight and gravity." As the word lump suggests, her sculptures have an inherent awkwardness. Barlow's achievement is to have made this awkwardness her own; in Dock she made it work on an unexpectedly grand scale.
At the same table, with a great dose of awkwardness, following the two-hour long tete-a-tete talks, they remained at two separate sides of the river called caretaker government.