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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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So I had a word with the director and she said: 'Sean, it was perfect because it was bound to be awkward for you.
Traffic Superintendent of Police Malik Javed Ahmed Khan said that on the orders of CM Bizenjo to correct the cars parked in awkward positions and remove motorcycles standing on footpaths the crackdown had started.
Irene and Dot's friendly Chat turns awkward Meanwhile, Bex apologises to Gethin, but as he agrees to tutor her again, was she being sincere?
com/2017/09/stephen-colbert-nick-kroll-twitter-instagram-puberme-trend-celebrities-awakward-photos-1202179930/) Awkward Photo Campaign call for help included "Gossip Girl" alum Michelle Trachtenberg, "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek, "Love" star Gillian Jacobs and more.
A recent survey by Scope, released to mark the charity's third annual End the Awkward campaign, found 34% of Brits avoid disabled people over fears of being patronising or saying the wrong thing in their company.
Awkward moments don't get much more awkward than this mis-kiss between then Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and deputy leader Harriet Harman after his 2011 speech at the ECHO arena.
Synopsis: "The Awkward Ozarker" is the witty, wise, and heart-warming memoir of Blant Hurt, a fifty-something flatlander with urban sensibilities, who buys a ratty weekend cabin up in the dark heart of the Ozark Mountains.
I've met my new flatmates a couple of times and I think one of them has a thing for me, which makes me feel really awkward.
Murray, the 2007 Wimbledon mixed doubles champion, who will play with Bruno Soares next year, said: "It is not so easy - it is a bit awkward.
Many television commercials end with a deliberately awkward moment, where the characters make non sequiturs, or say things that make others uncomfortable, or otherwise look like miscast nerds.
I'd describe them as a real awkward opponent," Sampson said.
Jason Middleton, Documentary's Awkward Turn: Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies), New York, NY: Routledge, 2013, 186 pp.