The characters' grotesque infantilism and puerile sense of humour is an important part of what is being satirised.
This version is puerile , including jokes that could hardly have raised a snigger when first heard and turns of speech abandoned for over a generation.
There was a certain puerile joy in her, a childish excitement shone in her eyes.
Seriously, my friends, this a deep and meaningful lesson, not just a puerile , unfunny swipe at poor people.
When we see our politicians acting in such a puerile and childish manner is it any wonder the country is awash with apathy and cynicism?
And rather than enjoying my puerile comments, Scarlett was stung.
Such a success story, so unapologetically, cheerfully puerile .
Swift uses this story to satirize the petty divisions and puerile squabbling of Christian sects.
For some the right to a fair trial is trumped by rubber-necking, political opportunism and puerile attention seeking.
Because the reasoning would be too puerile and the attempted association too reminiscent of the methods of Stalinism.