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    Default high jinks and the sauciness

    Hi,
    I have difficulty understand the underlined sentences. Please give me a hand. (Becasue I need to translate these sentences :( ). Thanks a lot

    1. The Sun does not want spoilsports, killjoys, those who are not
    prepared to join in the high jinks, the sauciness, to allow a flirty
    encounter to brighten their day.


    2. To contextualize the ideological appeals mobilized by the Sun in
    historical terms, the tabloid needs to be situated as part of a
    stridently rightward, pro-Thatcherite movement associated with Kelvin
    MacKenzie who took over the editorship in 1981.

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    Default Re: high jinks and the sauciness

    Quote Originally Posted by Celia
    1. The Sun does not want spoilsports, killjoys, those who are not prepared to join in the high jinks, the sauciness, to allow a flirty encounter to brighten their day.
    Spoilsports and killjoys are people who spoil the fun of others. Highjinks (either singular or plural) are playful things people do with each other, and sauciness is a cheeky attitude. I suppose the Sun is trying to encourage a light-hearted atmosphere in which camraderie will flourish. (At least, that seems to be their hope.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Celia
    2. To contextualize the ideological appeals mobilized by the Sun in historical terms, the tabloid needs to be situated as part of a
    stridently rightward, pro-Thatcherite movement associated with Kelvin
    MacKenzie who took over the editorship in 1981.
    That seems to be saying that they endorse right-wing politics as exemplified by the policies of Margaret Thatcher.

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