Transported tradesmen should be dealt with most harshly of all, because they must naturally be sharper, slyer
, more dangerous, than their less skilled fellows.
There are English gags about Prince Charles, Tom Jones, Riverdance and, of course, the French, but you can't but feel they've been sculpted to be more obvious to American sensibilities, losing Aardman's slyer
, subtler humour in the process.
She has to decide whether God even wants her mind, or only her uterus; if, on balance, she thinks God does want her mind, she has to get used to using her head (a humbler, slyer
skill than using her mind) before she uses her body.
The songs still edge to the side of love's getting and losing, but they betray Jewel's burgeoning sell whose view is slyer
, less wide-eyed, and more accepting of the world around her, a sharp contrast to the "change the world," well, neo-folkie intonations of Pieces of You and Spirit's deadly earnest poetry.
It incubates what Mark Steyn described as "the slyer
virus": "the vague sense that the West's success must somehow be responsible for the rest's failure.