• Mr Kapuscinski tells it as it felt, rather than as it was, describing—sometimes, it seems, distastefully relishing—whatever is bizarre, humiliating, disgusting, exotic.

    ECONOMIST: African memoir: Bus rides | The

  • Having said that, Viana lifted his dripping foot out of the water and rested it and its sodden silk sock carefully and distastefully on the grass.

    NEWYORKER: While the Women Are Sleeping

  • And someone like Romney would never set foot in a place like Nashville unless it was just for a few hours to distastefully shill votes from local hicks.

    FORBES: Romney's Tax Returns Allegedly Held For Ransom

  • Easily an overachiever in the beverage world, Four Loko packs the alcoholic equivalent of 4 beers and the caffeine content of 3 cups of coffee in a single distastefully colorful 23.5oz can.

    FORBES: Loco 4 Four Loko

  • For a few seconds, he held it, again distastefully, between two fingers, and then he draped it over the back of his chair, where it began to drip, with the smell of wet cloth.

    NEWYORKER: While the Women Are Sleeping

  • He and Labour have accumulated too many mistakes and behaved too distastefully, some think, like John Major's cabinet in the mid-1990s (though it was the personality of Sir John's complacent party rather than his own that was the main problem then).

    ECONOMIST: Bagehot

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