IT IS hard to explain the enduring appeal of Bruce Forsyth—especially, perhaps, to anyone who isn't British. Mr Forsyth, who turns 80 next month, sports a silly toupee and an elongated chin. The jokes he makes in his high-camp nasal voice are too naff for reproduction in an upmarket newspaper.
a piece of artificial hair worn by a man to cover part of his head where there is no hair
adjective UK SLANG
not stylish or fashionable:
His haircut was a bit naff.
intr.v. Chiefly British Slang., naff·ed, naff·ing, naffs.
To fool around or go about: “naffing about in a tutu” (Suzanne Lowry).
- Used in the imperative as a signal of angry dismissal.
sophomore Show phonetics
noun [C] US
a student studying in the second year of a course at a US college or high school (= a school for students aged 15 to 18)
sophomoric Show phonetics
silly and childish:
a sophomoric sense of humour
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
I try to find ideas from something seemingly unrelated and extrapolate its essence to arrive at new and fresh ideas. That’s a good way to avoid sophomoric statements.