Never more will we have to listen to this slimeball latching "John" or "Jim" matily
on to the end of all his sentences as he replies to questions, in those oh-so-reasonable tones, as a way of deflecting antagonism.
More difficult to watch was Tim Henman matily
jockeying with Roger Federer.
I could unload 500 bales of straw off a lorry, casually stack them in the barn and later on, single-handedly wrestle beef steers to the ground, trim their hooves with my bare teeth, pat them matily
on the buttocks in a 'no-hard-feelings' kind of way and send them clattering off down the yard with an air of defeat about them.
Her bosses, it is said, are impressed that she has the knack of speaking matily
to an audience without talking down to them.
It shows officer and one-time servant sitting matily
together for a cuppa.