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  • n. The state of being edgy; anxiety

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable


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  • Maybe Spurrier's edginess is because beating the Vols is nothing new to him.

  • Nor, it seems, will The Guardian’s John Harris, who lambasts it as “another contribution to the chain of comedies and dramas in which TV's much coveted edginess is simply a matter of wildly speculative scripts about politicians in office”.

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  • "edginess" - another blatantly sexist presentation came off without a hitch, this time at a Flash conference, and if anything, it was worse than the Rails/CouchDB presentation.

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  • And what the book's back cover comment calls the "edginess" created by the frequent "raw typos" doesn't work at all.

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  • But after a few months, my wife's "edginess" was gone.

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  • A lot of the music tracks are looped, but this adds a kind of edginess to it, and the whirls and bleeps are just beautiful, especially when they whir and bleep to visual triggers.

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  • Plus, I also know to test out my humor slowly and raise the "edginess" of it slowly.

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  • Tolerance for "edginess" or even inconvenience varies widely among individuals.

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  • And then you have underground writers whose "edginess" comes from the economic facts of their lives (refugees from the postindustrial Midwest in some cases) who have never received support or encouragement from any arts institution-- government, foundation, university or foundation (or your newspaper for that matter)-- who aren't trying to be "hip" and if anything are anti-hip, yet despite all obstacles-- real obstacles-- continue creating and performing their art regardless.

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  • So I'm guessing I fall in the "straights can write gay characters" camp, with the caveat that it should be because the character is gay, or needs to be gay, and isn't just having a label slapped on them for effect, or with an eye towards "edginess" or sales.

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