arsy-versy

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arsy-versy

1. adjective Backwards; incorrect or mixed up; contrary to what is expected or desired. Likely a play on the Latin vice versa. Primarily heard in UK. The wiring in whole building is arsy-versy, so we have to get a new electrician in to set things right.
2. adverb Done in a backwards, incorrect, or mixed up fashion. Primarily heard in UK. Oh, darn. I've gone and put my clothes on all arsy-versy.
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"None of this means that members of the BBC Pride network cannot be involved in Pride festivities in Belfast, but it does require BBC Northern Ireland to avoid creating the impression it has a position on matters of political contention or contro- versy."
Carnes describes the latter as 'arriving', 'abiding', 'riven and riving', then 'abiding' again, finally returning to 'arriving.' Each chapter also focuses on 'a contro versy or ambivalence around imaging' (p.14).
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versy about any particular university or honoree." In a similar vein, Georgetown University ethicist Karen Stohr, who supported Notre Dame, said that "the devil really is in the details" and "there can be no universal, easily applicable answer."
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Just about every player on the pitch piled with the whistler - still in the spotlight after the contro - versy at Ibrox last weekend - caught in the middle.
Carby's 1991 "Foreword" to the novel, the reader learns that, while the initial sales of the book "were good," a particular event "created contro versy around the novel and shattered Hurston's optimism....
If Stanley Victor Collymore has done anything consistently throughout his professional career, it is to court contro versy.
Theakston, a former Worcester St John's club rider, was not entirely surprised by last week's Festina revelations: "I was amazed they allowed themselves to be caught in possession of drugs, but not surprised they actually had them," he said of the contro versy which started when a team physio tried to smuggle the drugs across Europe to the Tour start in Ireland.
Or in the words of the Anglo-Indian artist Vasco Miranda, himself doomed like Saleem: "A man's weakness is his strength, and versy visa Would Achilles have been a great warrior without his heel?"(30)