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"There has been a sharp increase in his cantankerousness."
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Tags:abbreviation, abbreviations, abbreviate, abbreviates, abbreviating, shorten, shortens, shortened, lazy, laziness, slack-jawed, teen, teens, teenager, speech, speech pattern, speech patterns, slang, slang term, slang terms, trend, trends, trendy, trendiness, modern life, modern times, adolescent, adolescence, surly, bad attitude, attitude, text, texts, texting
"I was proud of you tonight. You were just hostile enough."
Tags:hostile, hostility, unkind, socially awkward, social awkwardness, surly, grump, grumpy, grumpiness, grumps, surliness, unfriendly, rude, rudeness, party, parties, guest, guests, antisocial, proud, pride, introvert, introverts, introverted, introversion, husband, husbands, wife, wives, partying, unsociable, dinner, dinners, dinner party, dinner parties
"He picked up some kind of anger in England in the late fifties, and he's never been able to shake it."
"I like your paperweight, Watkins..."
Lunch at P.J. Puberty's
"I've just been called a 'materno-fascist.' "
Tags:mother, mothers, mom, moms, mum, mums, parent, parents, parenting, insult, insults, insulting, teenager, teenage girl, surly, angry, moody, modern times, insolent, temper, tantrum, tantrums, fascist, fascists, fascism, vocab word, vocab words, vocabulary, vocabularies, maternal, adolescent, adolescence, talk back, talking back, strict, discipline, disciplines, disciplining
"Not at all the sort of comment one was expecting."
Tags:message from god, messages from god, divine message, divine messages divine, writing on the wall, written on the wall, babylon, babylonian, babylonians, belshazzars feast, biblical stories, bible stories, bible, unexpected, unexpected messages, unexpected message, not expected, surprise, surprising, surprised, whatever, surly, abrupt, hand of god, gods hand, prophesy, prophesies, profound
Old Wine in an Old Bottle
All Visitors Must Be Announced Then Denigrated in Some Way.
Tags:visitor, visitors, visiting, sign, signs, sign-in, signs in, signing in, sarcasm, sarcastic, receptionist, receptionists, hostile, hostility, antisocial, unfriendly, welcome, welcomes, welcoming, office manager, office managers, office administrator, office administrators, secretary, secretaries, lobby, lobbies, waiting room, waiting rooms, greeting, greetings, surly, surliness, first impression, first impressions, bad first impression, bad first impressions
"Fetch it yourself."
"Miss Kessler is our poison pill here at Tolan, Merle & Fender."
"We only shop brick and mortar because my husband likes to be disgruntled face-to-face when returning things."
Tags:brick and mortar, store, stores, shop, shops, shopping, in person, in-person, return, returns, returning, complaint, complaints, complaining, exchange, exchanges, exchanged, disgruntled, surly, rude, angry, fight, fighting, crotchety, prickly, cantankerous, aggressive, short-tempered, ecommerce, e-commerce, online retail, online retailer, online retailers
Beware of Curmudgeon!
"And you, young man, have got a serious altitude problem."
A tough life
Tags:life, endurance, living, alive, meaning, purpose, creation, enjoyment, goodness, grump, grumps, grumpy, grumpiness, grouse, grouch, whinge, surly, ornery, apathetic, moaning, moans, unhappy, complaints, complaining, misery, miserable, wet blanket, miser, misers, outlook, attitude, pessimism, pessimist, pessimists, attitude problem, attitude problems
'In my day you had to reach puberty before you could act surly.'
"You're surly, angry and have ignored all of our questions..."
Pookie's Din-Din, Pookie's Wa-Wa
"Gracie! The next time you wanna come into my room...knock first! And then go away!"
"Born yesterday and already I feel a mid-life crisis coming on..."
The Surly Yoof
Meet The Author's Wife. The author is too surly to talk.
Tags:sulk, sulks, sulking, author, authors, wife, wives, meet the author, book signing, book signings, book, books, surly, surliness, bookshop, bookshops, bookstore, bookstores, book shop, book shops, book store, book stores, grump, grumps, grumpy, grumpiness, chat, chatting, charisma, literary figure, literary figures
Ed makes his small but vital contribution to the world's daily crude production.
Tags:crude, swear word, swear words, curse word, curse words, rude, rudeness, uncivil, abusive, surly, insulting, impolite, crude oil, oil, petroleum, production, traffic, road, road rage, road-rage, behaviour, behavior, bad behaviour, bad behavior, obnoxious, car, cars, auto, autos, automobile, automobiles
"I don't know why I bother coming to all these commemorations - none of them will come to mine."