Definitions

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  • noun The state or condition of being corny

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Examples

  • The bad news is that Lee and Fields have managed to update 1950s corniness to 2000 corniness, which is still, well, corny.

    La Boheme

  • The bad news is that Lee and Fields have managed to update 1950s corniness to 2000 corniness, which is still, well, corny.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • The corniness is a good call, I tend to picture Asimov and Heinlein as a couple of blowhards cracking wise at a Rotary meeting.

    Reading older scifi

  • It made a complicated (some may say convoluted) story out of it, with a corrupt and negligent corporation responsible for a series of viral outbreaks, creating a lore which not only adds to the appeal of the series for die-hard, but injects a much-needed sense of "corniness" as well.

    Kotaku

  • It's not that he wants to - it goes beyond the kind of corniness of fetishism, sadism.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • That's the music with the wild accordion, the metronomic 2/4 bass beat, and a wonderful corniness that only hick cultures i.e., Mexicans, Czechs and Poles can truly love--mostly because the music was introduced to the borderlands between northern Mexico and Texas in the mid-1800s.

    Gustavo Arellano: ¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Is that Polka or 'Conjunto Norteño'?

  • That's the music with the wild accordion, the metronomic 2/4 bass beat, and a wonderful corniness that only hick cultures i.e., Mexicans, Czechs and Poles can truly love--mostly because the music was introduced to the borderlands between northern Mexico and Texas in the mid-1800s.

    Gustavo Arellano: ¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Is that Polka or 'Conjunto Norteño'?

  • After many years of searching for just the right wine for Mexican style dishes I discovered a wine from Southern Italy that is a perfect match for the spicy, tomatoey corniness that makes these foods a favorite.

    Seven layer dip: impossible food-wine pairing?!? | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • I looked down on Star Wars when it came out, for reasons comprehensible only to other young sci-fi addicts not long out of their teens: I knew too many of the cultural references, was embarrassed by the corniness of the plot and characters, and thought it wasn't true enough to the physical reality.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Dear Speaker Boehner: Thanks for Quoting Me, But You Left Out Jobs -- and "Star Wars" Movies!

  • I looked down on Star Wars when it came out, for reasons comprehensible only to other young sci-fi addicts not long out of their teens: I knew too many of the cultural references, was embarrassed by the corniness of the plot and characters, and thought it wasn't true enough to the physical reality.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Dear Speaker Boehner: Thanks for Quoting Me, But You Left Out Jobs -- and "Star Wars" Movies!

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