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Chris -- 2018-04-11
Okay, it may be no more than a misspelling, but Robin Williams and Mindy reached a large public, many of whom may be unfamiliar with the spelling of mawkish. Besides, exaggerated foolish and maudlin could be seen as Morkish as well as mawkish.
... they quickly get the “morkishly virtuous” label stamped on them and are quickly dismissed as the ridiculously stalwart paladin-types who will charge …
It’s morkishly overdramatic, if condensed into a single trade paperback that would be a degree of mood-whiplash that could very well kill some readers, and it’s a clear sign that the fun has fallen out of the book.
Enough morkish sentimentality, but i do hope the advertised car finds a good home, I would rather like one myself but my hands are well and truly full with what I …
Ingenious justification, Peter, but hmm. I went looking for other members of Mork’s family.
Sun called emergency services at around midnight on August 8 from a park in Lam Tin, saying his ‘cork’ was stuck in a plate that was part of an exercise device. Firemen and medics tried for a long time, but failed to separate the metal plate from the man – or, shall we say, his manhood. Soapy water was suggested at one point to ease him out of the small hole, but the rescue workers refused to administer it.
In the end, firemen decided to cut the plate from the rest of the apparatus and took both man and plate together to hospital.
Actually, I do like “dork one’s pay”, “Quit storking me”, and the poor unfortunate cork stuck in the hole.
Ah David, this is exactly what I’ve been missing all these many months! Feel free to cast dispersions upon my submissions at any time.
i wanted to c it becuz it was like about bombfires day n guy forks n well i loved it but i was kinda glad they didnt go over bored wit explosions …
We’ve had bombfires already, but going over bored – I wonder…