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corny

1. mod. having to do with simple-minded, overdrawn humor. (Alludes to rural or folksy style.) This corny dialogue has to be revised before I’ll act in this play.
2. mod. having to do with overdone sentiment. The love scenes were your corny hands-off-the-naughty-parts events, but nobody laughed.
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It analyzes the sentimental discourse not only through the dichotomy of kitsch-high culture, but also through the way in which Agustin Lara, the bolerista who became a symbol of national identity, assumes corniness to define his own discourse and to challenge authority.
The head of record company RCA told him: "If you were to go through to the next round, you have to lose your corniness.
Wallis's book had an indelible effect on those who were either disinclined to embrace the blatant corniness of the Neue Bilde and transavanguardia (the other movements claiming the attention of young gallerygoers) from first exposure to their theatrical tantrums or whose minds were quickly changed.
While his ads pound away on the veteran angle, McCain himself wears his mantle lightly and, despite the American flags festooning every campaign rally, without the usual patriotic corniness.
Aroma has a little lagery corniness, but it's a dense kind of corny," said Gregg Glaser.
Martin Scorsese fans will recoil at the corniness of the film's love story.
The enduring impression is of a distinct visual form, reinforced by the artist's penchant for narrative and the curious corniness that manifests itself in the absurd and arresting sound and pictorial elements.
Everyone knows that even before 9-11, Tom Clancy's Islamic scenario was much more plausible by far; after 9-11, when a majority of the Islamic world celebrated the attack on our country, this movie version will simply be laughable in its corniness and only goes to show that Hollywood cares more about political correctness than it does about truth.
And if the washes of stained color look immaterial, the iconological corniness has been laid on thick.
At its heart, ``Scorpion'' wants to be a sweet send-up of old detective movies and screwball comedies, with Allen poking fun at conventions like the jaded, thrill-seeking heiress with the Veronica Lake hairdo (Theron) and the corniness of a time when plots could turn on the actions of a hypnotist.
It has its share of corniness but, like Balto, the great story wins through.
My cranberry party napkins are a residue of my suburban corniness, I thought, but Karen's indigo napkins truly beautify this snack.
There's a certain corniness to the film's narrative, but Siegfried and Roy insist that its ``dreams come true'' scenario is honestly their story.
PHOTO CORN FLAKE: Nebraska Cornhuskers football fan Jeff Nichols shows off his corniness at a pep rally in downtown San Antonio before the Big 12 Conference Championship game.
In a similar way, the unlikely coincidences, corniness and comedy that mark this mother ship of all disaster movies add up to such grand hokum, the urge to cheer inevitably defeats the impulse to wince.