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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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Once people start to focus on a task, the network should turn off, says Cornier.
Cornier M, Dabelea D, Hernandez TL, Lindstrom RC, Steig AJ, Stob NR.
Uber die Lebensweise und die geographische verbreitung der coprophagen Lame Hi cornier.
As a kid at eleven or twelve or so, I worked at my great aunt and uncle's dry cleaners downtown and at my lunch hour I'd head to the Quarter, you know, walk up and down Bourbon Street, and it just seemed a lot cornier and kind of naive.
Cuoco & Cornier Engineering Engineer/Environmental
2001; Clark, Rylander, & Larson, 1983; Cornier, Tremblay, Miriaux, Brochu, & Lovoie, 1990; Donham, Haglind, Perterson, Rylander, & Belin, 1989; Donham, Popendorf, Palmgren, & Larson, 1986; Haglind & Rylander, 1987; Heedrich, Brouwer, Biersteker, & Boleij, 1991; Thorne, Kiekhaefer, Whitten, & Donham, 1992).
The thinking was, what would fit and be humorous, and there's nothing cornier, and the Americans have done it to themselves, than the ubiquitous US tourist, the kind you see walking around Stratford.
Your talk should be different every time you give it because you'll be funnier, sadder, cornier or smarter on different days.
Generally speaking, the cornier the dance, the more suitable it is for this kind of program.
Tonight's instalment promises to be a bit cornier than usual, and that's by American standards too, so for a bit of light relief stay tuned for the Big Brother eviction (C4, 10pm).
Carolyn See describes the novel as an old-fashioned romance, (23) while in Sarah Gamble's view the novel with an idyllic happy ending is "absolutely serious in maintaining the desirability and the perils of romantic love," and in stressing the need for "authentic emotion to be had in the world outside the circus," whereas according to Andrzej Gasiorek, the novel "envisages the closing of the last century as the opening of a brave new feminist world," (24) and Magali Cornier Michael claims that its rewritten femininity seriously combines didactic material realist feminism with utopian feminism.
It's true that she also gets to star in some exciting surfing sequences but, sadly, the plot is cornier than anything a chiropodist has ever come across in the line of business.
Magii Cornier Michael is Associate Professor at Duquesne University.
16) It is because it fails to note the counter-example of the clowns and Fevvers's feeling about them that Magali Cornier Michael's discussion of representation in Carter's novel, 'Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus: An Engaged Feminism via Subversive Postmodern Strategies' (Contemporary Literature, 35 (1994), 492-521) does not see the limitations of symbolism in the novel.