Yet a few days ago I saw that one particular bete noir
, the barbed wire over the gangway (which gave an appearance more akin to Guantanamo Bay rather than Liverpool Bay) had gone.
As the best-known third of the Stock Aitken & Waterman writing/production/publishing team, he reeled off a truly astounding production line of hit singles but became something of a bete noir
with music-press snobs who shuddered at the success of artists such as Rick Astley, Hazell Dean and Jason Donovan.
He's the bete noir
of the Catholic right, but the perception is that, for all his sins in this issue, he has not been hurt the way Cardinal Law was.
Hewas partnered by his cousin Tel (Desmond McNamara),and his bete noir
was the Scottish CID officer 'Choc' Minty (Roddy McMillan).
We can point to John Dewey, the bete noir
of humanism's critics, whose Art As Experience is a milestone in the philosophy of aesthetics, especially in understanding life's inspirational summits, what Dewey called consummatory experience--a concept that foreshadows the peak experience concept of humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow.
It is this attitude, and his open suspicion of white Zimbabweans that have made Mugabe a bete noir
of the West.
As for another bete noir
, "horse race" coverage, there is no doubt the world would be a better place if the number of stories built around the latest poll results plummeted.
Liberalism--that bete noir
of the nineties--is flailed in an assessment of political novels of Harold Wilson's years; "The Literary Consequences of Mrs.
But their particular bete noir
is the report of the Grace Commission--"the archetype of the ineffectual, uninformed reform initiative that would bring business methods to government.
Albums Boys and Girls and Bete Noir
released in the 1980s were hits.
Sharif must still be smarting from that humiliation even as he saw his bete noir
return to Pakistan from exile to fight the upcoming elections.
As Button states, though, qualifying has been his bete noir
during the course of the season, and notably he has started behind team-mate Hamilton in 13 of the 18 races.
A personal bete noir
is slipshod punctuation which is creeping in everywhere.
Milton Jones at The Glee Club, CardiffWITH his profanity-free material and born-again Christian forgiving nature (especially when it comes to hecklers) wordsmith comic Milton Jones, right, may be the yin to bete noir
Frankie Boyle's yang.
My bete noir
(not a club word, as in CIU) used to be Jonathan Pearce for his screaming delivery (his ShEAEEEer