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arty-farty

Pretentious or haughty. Use of this phrase usually indicates the speaker's annoyance. Primarily heard in UK. I'm sorry, honey, but I'd rather go to a ball game then be dragged to another arty-farty lecture.
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During the second series, Cleese states that the production team came up with the idea of using anagrams (including Watery Fowls, Flay Otters, Fatty Owls, and Farty Towels).
Farty pants Shreddies isn't just a cereal, it's now a range of "flatulence filtering" underwear, pyjamas and jeans that "absorbs all odours, trapping them in the cloth, which is then reactivated by simply washing the garment.
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30pm, ending with a get-together and networking event the Arty Farty Party at the Hand Drawn Monkey from 8.
HOORAY New "images"(arty farty speak for rubbish drawings) of what the new Marischal Square development in Broad Street will look like, have been released .
Tom and Kate are liberals, arty farty with good intentions, from the big city and they build a relationship with the farmer and his son, which forms the crux of the play.
During the fifth season, 9/11 occurred, and series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone responded a couple of weeks later with the episode ``Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants.
And though they're probably equal parts pretentious and farty, they're also awesome, and will mop the floor with any other band who tries to do the mid-'80s-arty-pop-meets-mid-'90s-indie thing.
Or as hopelessly impractical arty farty spendthrifts who whinge at you to hand over vast sums for unspecified campaigns with ambiguous returns?
We're a pretty arty farty lot doing this,'' laughs David, ``we're too clever for our own good.
Wacky instructors referred to as "Grossologists" include Snotty Scotty, Marty Farty, Chef Boy-R-DooDoo and Ivana Pop-Zit.
The first one was all soaring, elongated, smell-your-own-arse, arty farty stuff.
Among sponsorship options on the shopping list is the chance to back a series of lunchtime talks at Huddersfield Art Gallery or the Art Walk followed by the Arty Farty Party with price tags from PS100 to PS1,000.
AND arty farty Julian Fellowes on The One Show: "When you're writing a show like Downton you've got to limit the number of people you're trying to service in a narrative sense.