Jargon Watch: URST

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URST (said so it rhymes with thirst) – unresolved sexual tension. A device and description used by soap opera, sitcom and even advertising script writers describing the relationship (or lack of it) between two characters according to the Late Late Breakfast Show on RTE.

Think the relationship between protagonists Maddie and David in the comedy drama Moonlighting or the UK Nescafe Gold Blend advert protagonists Tony and Sharon. More related content here.