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wrong

1. (of a side, esp of a fabric) intended to face the inside so as not to be seen
2. Law
a. an infringement of another person's rights, rendering the offender liable to a civil action, as for breach of contract or tort
b. a violation of public rights and duties, affecting the community as a whole and actionable at the instance of the Crown
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Why does Cardiff have so many moaning old so-and-sos, always getting the wrong end of the stick.
People are getting the wrong end of the stick if they are showing five-year-olds that to be successful you have to be sexy.
Add this groundswell of misunderstanding to those fundamentalist chattering classes of immigration and it is obvious why lower Britain is getting the wrong end of the stick and might be thinking the BNP has much to offer - a dreadful mistake.

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