bawdiness


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the trait of behaving in an obscene manner

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Yet Hamlet's alliterative conjunction of "bloody" and "bawdy"--reinforced by the subsequent line's rhyme on "treacherous, lecherous" (558)--suggests a deeper source of corruption within Claudius: a bawdiness of the blood responsible for the villainous melding of murderousness and lust in his disposition.
Like Pier Paolo Pasolini, who in 1972 made a film based on Chaucer's tales, Chetwynd seems fascinated by medieval Christianity, with its bawdiness and devilish temptations intact--before Protestantism came along and spoiled the party.
If this is the case, rather than her bawdiness, then why doesn't she revert to her maiden name, Sally Illman, for nights on the tiles?
There is a good bit of humor, some of it derived from the various misunderstandings and the fact that Hannah's knowledge of the English language does not include idioms and slang, and some of it from the fact that, while Hannah seems like such an innocent, she was raised in a cabaret and is not fazed by some bawdiness. Intrigue, romance, and humor combine to produce a thoroughly delightful read.--Debbie Wenk.
Eric Partridge, the supreme expert on English slang, contended in an influential study dated 1947 that, in his attitude towards sex and towards bawdiness, Shakespeare shows that he was "both an idealist and a realist; a romantic and a cynic; an ascetic and a hedonist; an etherealist and a brutalist; a philosopher and the average man; a saint and a sinner ..." (1990: 4).
Imparting the misconception that bawdiness in women (acting like "ladettes," as they say in England) equals women's liberation.
The elders, nicely pickled in the local brew they've been quaffing all evening, laugh and encourage the bawdiness. The anthropologist takes his notes.
These plays were lauded for their bawdiness and wit.
with girls who have drunk one too many Budweisers body slamming each other to raucous rock 'n' roll, and you might have an idea what we are about." Like professional wrestling, there's an element of theatrics to the whole event - one clip on YouTube pits "Sarah Palin" against "Hilary Clinton" - with a dash of bawdiness. These women are there to fight, and it's kind of amazing.
In beginning his case, Hughes writes, "Like Whitman, Miller lurked in the corner of the literary cocktail party, alarming guests with his bawdiness." Hughes quotes Miller liberally and makes occasional remarks about the works, such as his observation that Moloch contains "almost savage prose" and "could be described in brief as anti-everything."
Just as we forgive the neurotic woman who lurches between failed diets - "it is not her fault, her mother should never have given her a Barbie doll" - so we should try to forgive the rugby prat who lurches between bars, brawls and bawdiness.
Male private parts were always much in evidence and so at this point bawdiness becomes crudity.
Every one of these books, and many more, overlooked by American publishers and too numerous to mention here, is as Wu Ming put it, "d-e-a-d-l-y serious." And deadly serious, under the surface tension of the beauty and bawdiness and quaint eccentricity of the Italian stereotype, is the struggle for the soul of this strange nation.
ACERTAIN bawdiness is introduced, as occurred in Chaucer's day.