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  • As Rhys insists, "That wasn't really the idea behind the band name, we just thought we were a bunch of horrors – as in, badly-behaved young men."

    The Horrors on travel, tequila and hypersonic sound

  • My daughters love them, particularly the younger, who likes funny stories with occasional gross jokes about badly-behaved people - and particularly if they are drawn as wildly as these.

    Little Vampire (and Other Little Folk)

  • And is it only fair that we compile a list of badly-behaved women from 2009?

    And now, for your viewing enjoyment: « Dating Jesus

  • Arizona legislature – you are a bunch of backwards bigoted badly-behaved boobs.

    Obama calls Arizona immigration bill 'misguided'

  • The Telegraph carries a report calling for "badly-behaved children" to be banned from school for 12 months.

    Cribsheet daily 17.11.10

  • No matter how provocative, how outrageous or lovable, how sexist or badly-behaved you are on the set of Big Brother or The Amazing Race or Survivor or The Real World, no matter if you shove your wife or drive drunk or stick your snot-encrusted fingers into the communal peanut butter jar, once the show is over, so are you.

    Jennifer Weiner: R.I.P., Jade Goody

  • Yes, though when my younger sister was reading my Sam Jones adult mystery series, she'd always get me and Sam confused and say things like “when you did this”, meaning Sam, which was a bit too close for comfort for me, as Sam can be very badly-behaved at times!

    Interview with Lauren Henderson

  • I think my main problem was that it's self-centred, badly-behaved V's sequel and I was more interested in her older cousin Mara, who's a very secondary character here.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • The Earth/troposphere system is a rather badly-behaved grey body with emissivity about 0.6.

    Articles on Medieval Warm Period

  • Grubby backpackers in shorts rubbed shoulders with parties of head-scarved and gratifyingly badly-behaved Moslem school girls.

    A Don's Life by Mary Beard - Times Online - WBLG:

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