Had I suggested that Akron, Ohio, was not the Paris of the Midwest, I doubt that it would have caused much stir even in Columbus, Ohio, let alone in the nation as a whole, but such is the unutterable small-mindedness of England, and such the inward-looking, trivial, and contemptible nature of its media of mass communication, that when the unimportant news that I had described Walsall as being "like Ceausescu's Romania with fast food outlets" finally spread via a wire service, I was for a day or two the object of public vituperation
and personal abuse that was both absurd and mildly sinister.
At first sight, it might seem odd that so much vituperation
should be directed at a fringe sect that babbles about "higher consciousness" and the supernatural.
Hill is very good at vituperation
, and launches broadsides at politicians and the mass media, whom he calls "vassal- / lord-puppet-strutters, not great scourges of God.
But neither McCaffrey's vituperation
nor the anger of Johnson's fellow Republicans in New Mexico (who reportedly have screamed and cursed at him in private) has stopped the governor from speaking out against an injustice that seems to have troubled him for a long time.
What has been proved is personal abuse, vituperation
, malicious and obscene phone calls, physical threats, spitting, open insults.
Wilson was subjected to personal vituperation
A poet, Ricard eschews normative critical writing, freely mixing panegyric, vituperation
, and gossip.
This is an exciting account of slander, defamation, insult, vituperation
, malediction, curse, rumor, and gossip in Renaissance thinking and in five plays of Shakespeare: Hamlet, Measure for Measure, Othello, Coriolanus, and King Lear.
Because, if it doesn't, baseball will be slapped stupid as it deserves to be by a level of public outrage and disgust that will surpass any display of vituperation
ever directed at one of our sports.
The Bard was certainly not prudish, but even his most unpleasant characters are no match for the noxious versifiers of Webster, who seem to be transported by the sounds of their own vituperation
into greater ecstasies of hate.
If personal hatred and a genius for vituperation
are tantamount to "a life in criticism," then Leavis unquestionably lived such a life.
When not roused to vituperation
, the citizens of Nazareth either sit around smoking cigarettes or else nod off.
Such effective weapons of vituperation
should indeed be counted among Milton's |artillery of epithets'.
Nobody would wish to hear such vituperation
before a major horserace but, at a time when the sport badly needs to fight its corner for wider public attention, there is no doubt the hyperbole helps attract an audience, whether at ringside or at the pay per view box office.
that your arrival was greeted with bore no resemblance to what had accompanied the arrival of graffiti, say, five years earlier.