One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The Hotel Sacher Cafe is the place to go for authentic sachertorte, a rich chocolate apricot confection that was invented in this stuffily splendid establishment.’
- ‘‘We like to save these booths for larger parties,’ a waiter said stuffily.’
- ‘They were also the first band to be played on Britain's Radio 1, 2, 3, and 4 all in one week, something quite unheard of in its day for the stuffily run government radio stations.’
- ‘The dinner has gotten so not Washington press corps, so not our class, that this year, the New York Times stuffily declined to buy a table.’
- ‘Those looks provide a rare smartened-up alternative to the boho and gypsy skirts and sandals that seem to have swallowed the high street recently, but without seeming stuffily formal, either.’
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