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  • n. Plural form of kerfuffle.


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  • Even during the inevitable childhood kerfuffles and adolescent pranks.

    The Bird House

  • But there is a confusion at the heart of the recent kerfuffles over managers criticising match officials and it has to do with that word "respect".

    Hardline defence of referees is a symptom of failure | Paul Hayward

  • SIEGEL: One of last week's political kerfuffles involved Bill Clinton and his reported effort to get the Florida Democratic Senate candidate, Kendrick Meek, who's African-American, to step aside in order for Charlie Crist, the former Florida governor - or the current Florida governor, who's described himself to me as a Reagan conservative - to have him beat Republican Marco Rubio, who's Cuban American.

    A Look At The Upcoming Midterms

  • Apart from the choice of judges, the PR machine going way beyond its remit by overselling a priapic coke-user whom they then had to sack, being deserted by Simon Cowell and then, after various related kerfuffles, turned down by Cheryl Cole, and beaten demeaningly and unaccountably in the ratings by Strictly Come Dancing, and not actually having quite enough people who could … sing … the song choices were the worse.

    Amelia Lily, X Factor's comeback queen, reaches end of road in talent show final

  • The mediocre forecast comes amid kerfuffles over ticket distribution and public spending.

    The Sad State of British Track

  • Too many people wanting too many things and brings back memories of other kerfuffles ... with other authors.

    Magic Bleeds, Interview & Writing

  • I really cannot argue with the fact that I am similarly “enframed” by my online persona and recent online kerfuffles/imbroglios/etc.

    Enframing or, What’s My Motivation?

  • Such legal kerfuffles are unlikely to serve as precursors to armed conflict.

    A New War Between The States

  • If you're taking a break from crazy this August and refuse to watch cable news, you may have missed some town hall kerfuffles lead by the least-informed, yet loudest, sector of the Republican party.

    Jon Stewart Vs. Town Hall Crazies (VIDEO)

  • It's a chicken-egg conundrum, pinpointing an exact sequence of events: the GOP's "Southern Strategy," its extremely vanilla demographics, and its chronic racial kerfuffles.

    Richard M. Benjamin: GOP Strategy to Re-Take Congress: "A Heaping Plate of Soul"


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