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brouhaha

A commotion, an uproar. Adopted from a fifteenth-century French term imitating a loud confused noise, it entered English in the late 1800s and has become a cliché. A Boston Globe column edited by Devra First had it, “What are your thoughts on the Josh Ozersky brouhaha? In brief the food writer pens a column about his wedding, saying caterers can’t cook . . . Then it turns out he didn’t pay for the food.”
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Unlock the Box embarks on its largest project to date, bringing young people from four centres across Merseyside together to take part in Brouhaha Carnival on Saturday, July 7.
The brouhaha cooled off on April 10 after Hannity called Kimmel to his news programme where he later vowed to "no name-calling".
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The local authority was ruled 45% liable, and Brouhaha 55%, and families of the two victims are in line for millions in compensation.
The local authority was ruled 45% liable, and Brouhaha 55%, and must now pay millions of pounds in damages to victims of the incident.
Brouhaha and Chester-le-Street council admitted breaching Health and Safety.
Actually the brouhaha arose not at the press conference itself, but at a roundtable of artistic directors drawn from major classical companies at home and abroad that the Institute had, for some reason, appended to the award announcement.
What brouhaha could bring Tony Kushner, Rosie O'Donnell, Robin Williams, Gretchen Mol, and Kevin Smith together in the same theater--aside from, perhaps, the GLAAD Media Awards?
The brouhaha centered on "Holier Than Thou," a depiction of a Roman Catholic bishop with a contorted facial expression and a miter that some in the community said looked like a penis.
Talespin: Public Relations Disasters--Inside Stories & Lessons Learned is an anthology of true public relations gaffes--from the brouhaha that ensues when two sports mascots get into an all-to-real physical altercation on the field, to the infamous Ford vehicle/Firestone tire defects considered responsible for the loss of dozens of lives.
However, free as he is from the brouhaha in which the older artists wrap themselves--and the way it veils their work's conceptual shortcomings--Hawkinson finds himself in a relatively vulnerable position.
SpongeBoh was recently the center of a media brouhaha over his appearance in a video shown to elementary school children to promote tolerance of different kinds of people, a video the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family says promotes the gay lifestyle.
Award-winning poet Adrian Blevins has penned The Brass Girl Brouhaha, a compilation of original free-verse poetry that especially reflects upon the experience of being a woman.
A month after the brouhaha began, Watts defiantly faced angry investors demanding an explanation.