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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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If you fancy one, now is a good time as there are a few funkier versions around - but only if you are young and slim.
The gig was therefore a kind of outline history of big band jazz, although it did not venture far into the funkier territory that is also part of the story.
So she began playing around with mini animal and insect shapes "since the animals are cuter and funkier in a smaller size," she said.
But the new model, which arrives in September, is a little shorter and a lot lower than the current one, and that gave the designers the freedom to create a sleeker and funkier body style.
New flavours have been added to the PJ Smoothies portfolio in a relaunch that also includes funkier packaging to differentiate the brand from rivals.
New songs like the impossibly perky single Makes Me Wonder, and If I Never See Your Face Again, were much sassier, with brazen guitar solos, thumping disco riffs and vocals where Adam sounded like Prince's younger, funkier brother.
The winner of television's X Factor II makes his headlining debut in the region, promising to showcase the funkier and fresher sounds of his second album while reminding fans of the ballads from his first release.
Before belting out her current single, she urged fans to get 'even sweatier' with a rendition of her funkier and sexier song Call My Name.
The company says that it will be funkier than the current car, as the Punto competes against some striking rival newcomers, including the innovative Peugeot 1007A POLL has shown that almost half of blokes would choose their car over their wife or partner.
Bring in a new, slightly funkier cinematographer (Michael Seresin) and your own long-trusted editor (Steven Weisberg), while encouraging such old Potter hands as production designer Stuart Craig, composer John Williams and the special-effects team to top their previous efforts.
For clubbers who like the funkier side of house should get on down to Stateside at the Emporium tomorrow night.
That one will be a contemporary black and gray, but Heath has painted traditional beauties in neutrals as well as funkier combinations in periwinkle blue and lime green.