One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Rather than finding quotes that are genuinely worth mocking, the author feels the pressure to find something from his target, and the bar for what's mockable necessarily gets lowered.’
- ‘He narrates a letter home from a dedicated soldier in Vietnam, interspersed with his highly mockable brother back home at the university, and his protest marches.’
- ‘Even some of the most easily mockable aspects of business life - meetings to plan for meetings, mission statements, presentation slides, to name but three - are not complete jokes.’
- ‘I can tell by his tone that this is a mockable offence but, like a Chinaman in a French restaurant, I have no idea what he's talking about.’
- ‘What I do know reminds me of the strident sort of PC left-winger who was embarrassingly mockable, and no one with any sense hung out with.’
- ‘This insular satire, this xenophobic comedy, said that foreigners, insofar as it recognized them, are funny, mockable for the sin of deviating from the white, English norm.’
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