Does it ever make you cry to think of us labouring away for so little reward, while you shamelessly enjoy the fruits of our work, sitting in your comfy chair, with your la-di-da central heating and your bottomless bag of Tostitos?
I did see something when I was researching my book at the Warner Brothers - at the archives, and the Marine Corps was really thrilled about its portrayal, because Hollywood had a tendency to get la-di-da and all that nonsense.
‘Film stock is so precious in these times’, the critic complained, ‘yet Hiroshi Shimizu still comes up with such la-di-da stuff.’
‘Dance Base itself is full of classes and la-di-da stuff, but we can't platform professional work, therefore I thought we should collaborate,’ says Deyes.
The entire book is announced by her as an attack upon her own image as ‘Miss Chastity Belt’, ‘America's la-di-da happy virgin’.
What, cough syrup and Lysol-in-a-cup not good enough for you fancypants, la-di-da aristocrats?
They think they're way too expensive and la-di-da for a kid to have.
The la-di-da world of haute cuisine becomes rapidly less genteel during truffle season, a period marked by the hysterical hunting, trading, smuggling and devouring of this elusive subterranean fungal delicacy.
Here, Keaton's la-di-da flibbertigibbet dissolved all of her neurotic mannerisms and simply stood still, gently and lovingly warbling what became the film's essence.
I was everything he didn't like - a woman, with a la-di-da accent, who came from the south, who'd been Oxbridge-educated, and hired on the milk round.