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Sassy Senorita: "Feisty, upbeat and full of energy," thanks to a combination of Avion Silver tequila, pomegranate and fresh lime juice, muddled with blueberries and topped with a splash of Sprite.
I really do hope to see an improvement so that our youngsters will not continue to receive a muddled message from yourselves.
Mr Hinde thought some people had got muddled up with the new system for verifying postal votes.
The airline is not to be muddled with Volare an Italian airline being acquired by Air One and the subject of a bid by Alitalia, which has been thrown out by the courts.
Don't you wonder sometimes how we ever muddled through without Google, e-mail and (much as we complain about them) cell phones?
The Transport Select Committee has criticised the "sluggish and sometimes muddled" department, claiming changes were needed.
There is emotional growth and development as Helen and boyfriend Leo experience first sex but the intergenerational message is muddled as Professor Larkin contemplates relations with his students.
With Memorial Project Minamata, however, he to some extent relaxes his hold on the visual magical realism that has animated his best work to date (one earlier video, for example, featured the submersion of a writhing New Year's dragon puppet) and as a result the work becomes somewhat dry and muddled. Lacking the strong metaphoric associations of bicycle-taxi drivers or New Year's dragons, or the absurdity of painting en plein eau, the evocation of national memory and historical flux becomes brittlely allegorical and the slow, underwater lyricism less hypnotic than merely dawdling.
Youngsters first babble softly and then sing muddled but more-recognizable song snatches until full adult singing emerges.
We might miss the sound of mint mashed and muddled with raw sugar.
The muddled answer that we get from the mother of all nannies, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is that these anabolic steroids, synthetic versions of the male hormone testosterone, may, in future years, be shown to be dangerous to health and should be "nipped in the bud." Really?
No such thing." He accurately perceives Bill C-13 as the product of muddled philosophy but then adds, "That is not to say that the bill should necessarily be defeated." He concludes, "Perhaps avoiding some evils and saving some lives with muddIed philosophy is the best we can hope for."
Just when you thought that the English language was hopelessly muddled, the Vatican is coming to the rescue with a work that will clarify some 90 "neologisms, ambiguous terms and difficult concepts in frequent use"--such as "reproductive health" and "sexual education." (1) The soon-to-be-published Lexicon of the Family and Life will strip the political overtones from terms like "gender" and "reproductive rights," which some Catholic leaders view as "code" for issues that they consider morally questionable--namely, feminist and gay issues and abortion.