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'Now that you're 10, we can tell you the truth: beauty isn't actually in the eye of the beholder, there are international standards... and you haven't met them.'
"Let's face it. The only play you've ever liked is 'Stop the World - I Want to Get Off.'"
Tags:play, plays, grump, grumps, grumpy, grumpiness, cynic, cynics, cynical, downer, downers, depressed, depressing, depression, hard to please, difficult to please, play, plays, playhouse, playhouses, mood, moods, moody, moodiness, picky, pickiness, high standards, standard, standards, bicker, bickers, bickering, fight, fights, fighting, argument, arguments, arguing
Tags:standard, standards, song, songs, driving song, driving songs, driving music, driver, drivers, road trip, road trips, shift, shifts, gear shift, gear shifts, car, cars, auto, autos, automobile, automobiles, radio, driving music, classic, classic rock, punk rock, dad, dads, father, fathers, parent, parents
"I have my standards even if they're only industry standards."
"This is what happens when ethical standards are set artificially high."
Tags:ethics, ethic, ethical, white collar crime, white collar criminals, crime, crimes, criminals, jail, jails, jailed, prison, prisoners, prisoner, jail cell, jail cells, prison cell, prison cells, incarceration, incarcerated, standards, standard, philosophy, philosopher, philosophers, moral, morals, morality, virtue, virtuous, virtues, inmate, inmates, convict, convicts, convicted
"The board is going to have to talk to 5-G again."
Tags:apartment, apartments, apartment building, apartment buildings, flat, flats, tower block, tower blocks, tacky, tackiness, standards, high standards, upper class, upper classes, stand out, stands out, standing out, individual, individuals, individuality, stick out, sticks out, sticking out, rebel, rebels, home, homes, homey, decoration, decorations, home decor, co-op, co-ops, cooperative, cooperatives, housing cooperative, housing cooperatives, strict, strict rules
Plaque on judge's desk: 'No tipping.'
"I've taken a vow of chastity with guys living in poverty."
"This is bad work, Edwards! Bad! Bad! Bad! Bad!"
Tags:nothing right, everything wrong, pet, pets, excuse, excuses, nag, nagging, nagged, nags, rage, raging, rages, enraged, fishwife, fish wife, aggression, aggressive, channel, channelling, domestic, domestic pets, high standard, high standards, standards, impossible, hard to please, to please, bad dog, bad, bad bad, scold, scolding, nostalgia, trauma, tail between his legs, scold, scolding, scolded, clash, absurd, absurd image
"When I was seventeen..."
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, insect, insects, bug, bugs, fly, flies, housefly, houseflies, song, songs, jazz, jazz music, jazz musician, jazz musicians, classic, classics, standard, standards, cicada, cicadas, hatch, hatches, hatching, entomologist, entomologists, entomology, magicicada, periodical cicada, periodical cicadas, biology, biologist, biologists, singer, singers, singing, vocalist, vocalists
'I have nothing against the old standard. But I get more laughs with the bolo tie.'
"Oh, great! Here comes Valerie to raise the bar."
Tags:women, women's group, mothers, mother, mom, moms, mum, mums, socialise, socialising, socialised, socialize, socializing, socialized, visit, visits, visiting, courtesy, courtesies, courteous, baking, bake, bakes, bake sale, friend, friendship, friendships, friendly, unfriendly, companion, companions, dislike, like, disliked, annoyed, annoy, annoying, annoyance, raise the bar, standard, standards, charity, fundraiser, community, communities
"It's for my mother. Just wrap it in an envelope with return postage."
Tags:present, presents, gift, gifts, birthday, birthdays, christmas, christmases, wrap, wrapping, picky, fuss, fussy, standards, return, returning, refund, refunding, mum, mums, mother, mothers, mom, moms, parent, parents, annoying, annoyed, annoy, give back, take it back, returning, good enough, not good enough, please, pleasing, hard to please, demanding, choosing, choosy, family, families, adult family, clothes, fashion, shop, shopping, store
Mr. Clean Enough
Tags:hygiene, hygienic, clean, cleaner, cleanliness, cleaning, chore, chores, household, household chores, housekeeping, house keeping, vacuum, vacuuming, hoover, hoovering, dusting, dust, dirt, grime, house, home, homes, good enough, reasonable, expectations, standard, standards, high standards, low standards, lower expectations, low expectations, high expectations, realistic, realistically
Burt rarely went on a first date without his cellulite detector,
'We'll keep your application on file and if we ever lower our standards...'
"First you make a left, then you make a right, then you turn around and turn around with all your might. You put your left foot out and then you bring it back, and that's what I call ballin' the jack."
"It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, and No.1 on the best-seller list."
Tags:modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, book, books, shakespeare, shakespearean, william shakespeare, bestseller list, standards, falling standards, party, parties, cocktail part, cocktail parties, macbeth, quote, quotes, famous quote, famous quotes, review, reviews, book review, book reviews, reviewer, reviewers
'Your assignment, should you choose to accept, is to increase educational standards while support services dwindle.'
"Big deal, an A in math. That would be a D in any other country."
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, teacher, teachers, student, students, classroom, classrooms, class, classes, mark, marks, grade, grades, report card, report cards, report, reports, math, maths, mathematics, test, tests, testing, academic, academics, academic standing, academics standings, international, foreign, comparison, comparisons, compare, comparing, rank, ranks, ranking, score, scores, elementary, primary, intelligence, standard, standards, curriculum, curricula, united states, us, u.s., united states of america, usa, u.s.a., america, american, country, countries, modern life
'Then it's agreed! Our mission statement will be to deliver more and better education.'
'Correct...Now do it again, and this time, with feeling.'
"No, no, no, no, no, no, no!"
Tags:nothing right, everything wrong, pet, pets, excuse, excuses, nag, nagging, nagged, nags, rage, raging, rages, enraged, fishwife, fish wife, aggression, aggressive, channel, channelling, domestic, domestic pets, high standard, high standards, standards, impossible, hard to please, to please, pet rock, rock, rocks, hopeless
"In case you haven't heard, we live in caves now, and we wear clothes."
Tags:neanderthal, neanderthals, cave men, cave man, standards, maintaining standards, keeping up with the jones, keeping up with the neighbors, keeping up with the neighbours, behind the times, out of date, out of touch, evolution, changing times, modern technology, modern technologies, modern tech, cavemen, caveman, cave dweller, cave dwellers, ancient history, stone age, the stone age, early man, primitive man
Children Swearing: Then vs Now
Tags:swear, swearing, swears, swore, curse, cursed, cursing, cuss, obscene, explicit, explicitly, discipline, disciplines, punishment, punishments, punishing, encourage, encouraging, times, changing times, parenting, parents, parent, mother, mum, mom, mums, mothers, moms, father, fathers, dad, dads, language, bad language, entertainment, tv, telly, television, televisions, show, film, films, standards, families, back in my day, slipping, standards slipping