But that's not to say I condone league tables in their crudest
form - ranking schools only against GCSE and A-level attainment does not take account of the propensity for pupils achieving lower grades to punch 'above their weight'.
This sounds simple enough, but almost everything in 21st-century life presses in the opposite direction, toward a fragmented outlook only overcome by the crudest
sympathies of ideology, demography, and temper.
Seth MacFarlane, voice of America's crudest
teddy bear Ted, joins partner in crime Mark Wahlberg at the premiere of "Ted 2" at the Ziegfield in New York City.
Al-Qaeda and other faces of terror like Anders Behring Breivik may be the perpetrators of the crudest
form of hate crime and terror, but the roots of such hatred may be found in the minds of several such elements living in the society whether they be in America or in parts of Europe.
Music has been an integral part of video games from their crudest
beginnings to the sophisticated productions of today.
But when areas such as Texas experience ice storms, even the crudest
of its oilmen might begin to concede that the environmental issue is deeply serious.
Despite the show being filled with some of the crudest
language ever performed on stage, the Book of Mormon's central edict is love and acceptance.
Hindsight may be a wonderful thing, but Chelsea's scattergun approach to their young castoffs, coupled with their enormous spending, represents the crudest
way to run a football club in the modern era.
Basema Al Jaberi, an e-commerce specialist at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) - the UAE's telecoms regulator - said many companies currently only have the crudest
of online strategies.
He produced a remarkably accurate map in 1918 with only the crudest
of techniques," said co-lead author Omar Butt, MD/PhD candidate in the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn.
I guess, in its crudest
terms, that this distills down to one simple fact.
In football, though, we rarely look beyond the crudest
measurements of performance.
August has thus far been the crudest
month in this very daunting year.
Oregonians should certainly hope they were - otherwise, the governor's office and a legislator engaged in the crudest
form of logrolling.
measure of its significance is the 500 lives that have been lost as a result of violence in recent months and the estimated 1 million people who have been forced to flee their homes.