Eventually, the Mail succumbed, a victim of increased competition, incompetent, unsympathetic executives, in - house spies and its cussed refusal to play the government game.
Charged with cussed journalistic zeal, we demanded more: and made for the MSPs gents' toilets.
That cussed attitude was latent in the club but we've managed to get it back.
For someone who never really was a great talent, it is a tribute to his cussed nature and strong will that he played 96 tests.
Much as they are needed, even desperately needed, the cussed nature of populist politics may throw a spanner in the works.
A nascent neo - nationalism is emerging but so too is a cussed independence.
With Howard due to attend APEC in Beijing next week and play the international statesman, Beazley's cussed luck continues.
This was typical of them - cussed , contrary fools to the end.
It's typical of Geldof's cussed character that he chafes at becoming a saint rather than a famous songwriter.
He tackles like he really means it, hits rucks like he really means it and gets his body in the most cussed of positions.