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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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The vulgarity and (yes) corniness of this parody should be sufficient proof that Metzinger has no interest in interdisicplinarity at all, except as a communication between the sciences and their new breed of philosophical handmaid.
Since its inception, in the last decades of the 19th century, it has opposed both tradition and authority, particularly in the music of Agustin Lara, who adopts corniness and kitsch as his own trademark.
Sylvester strains in this segment of the song to reach the high notes, and the tension in his voice provides the song with its acoustic drama; when his voice thins in the far corners of the song, it also punches through the potential corniness of the lyric to find a place of palpable emotion.
Set during the Mexican belle epoque, the film revolved around the character of don Francisco de la Torre (Fernando Soler), "a very turn-of-the-century gentleman, down on his luck, good drinker, impenitent player, womanizer and with an invulnerable sense of humor," but the plot was merely an excuse "to interweave the style, the customs, the music, and the charm of the corniness of the epoch" (Bustillo Oro 1984:181,182).
Surely it was an omen I told my friends, who laughed at the wonderful corniness of it all.
Irony, comedy, poignancy, lightheartedness and corniness are all touched on by Tessaro, but the denouement does not clarify what the over-riding message to the reader is.
Here again we have a subtle instance of Crane's at once refined and ingenuous doubleness: as profound and sophisticated as his images often are, they can also possess a surface corniness, a brash and blatant sheen.
Don't resort to boasts or corniness, though, to achieve a dramatic opening.
Of course, our hero is oblivious to his own corniness, as he is to everything at first.
As Hendrik Hertzberg argued in The New Yorker (23 March 1998), the film "is a definitive answer to the easy moral certainties of Hollywood films, a pap of ignorance, sentimentality, corniness and patriotic, populist naivete.
I could not bring myself to laugh but instead responded "That's terrible," as if it were the corniness of the joke and not its message that kept me from laughing.
Fung agreed, noting that much of the appeal of the film was 'laughing at the corniness of that style'.
It's got a more aroma than I expected, a creamy corniness, very lagery," said Gregg Glaser.
Despite the corniness, Plummer and Angarano are exceptionally well-matched, both drawing upon deep reservoirs of emotion and authentic feeling.