Where poofs are poofs, the depressed are mentally weak and where the dreaded dressing room banterers
and pranksters are king.
This threat seems to apply to all the banterers
, regardless of their gender; but while the men's duty in this case is to travel and speak, (62) the women's, by contrast, is to keep silent.
El Rastro is a glorious den of thieves, vagabonds and banterers
. Round the corner in the Plaza Mayor two young girls are drumming their feet on wooden pallets in a wild flamenco dance.
With Alec Stewart and his merry band of banterers
in full voice, we'd end up losing every Test by an innings.
You don't have to know the people involved, although that adds an undeniable savoriness; they don't have to be celebrities, although a dollop of reasonably verifiable celebrity gossip can silence the liveliest of cocktail banterers
. No, the real draw lies in the honest, if breathless, recollection of the narrow (and often sordid) intimacies of individual lives.