Shaw claimed later to have had no expectation the cycle, which received its world premier in New York, would be produced in Britain in his lifetime - least of all in a city generally regarded as "the rottenest
of the rotten" on the theatrical circuit.
They have the rottenest
conditions of things in Winnipegin connection with question of social vice to be found in any city in Canada.
The menace which weighs on the minds and souls of the American ruling class is the expansion of the socialist system which takes place not through any of the means known to power politics but through internal revolutions in countries where the old order is rottenest
Stilwell, Letcher admired the Chinese common soldier, but despised China's "ruling class who are the rottenest
, most corrupt, lazy, cowardly people in the world.
In her diary (AWM DRL 1857) Jeffrey said that leaving the wounded "was the rottenest
thing I've ever done in my life".
Picked the rottenest
apple off the tree, worms and all.