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Discussion in 'Evolution of Language' started by Hal Pollner, Jun 26, 2018.
I just came upon another term I was unfamiliar with: twee. Is that a commonly used word?
Not now so much - unless you mix in certain circles
What people would use the word. As I understand it, it is exaggerated pretentiousness or some such thing.
Ladies that have tea, in their finery - would use the word twee
It means dainty and quaint - awfully nice isn't it
Ooooh, I found another one I like. "Naff."
Yep that's really quite commonly used , it has a couple of ways of using it...... it means uncool... , or unfashionable
...or it's an alternative use for the 4 letter F word!!...as in ''Naff Off''!!
Twee is a very old fashioned word...hardly ever heard these days , more often used in print, ..... it means' overly sweet, or sentimental....
A book like Little Women for example might be described as being ''too twee''
I use to say this to my self as a young boy when being told off by some one in higher authority
"Yes sir no sir three bags full sir"
LOL, I think we all did that!!
Hah. Now I have a new expression, and no one is the wiser. :evil:
Loved reading this thread. Was like watching BrittBox channel on TV. I grew up in the rural south. Everyone else sounds cool to us since we grew up using words and phrases someone probably made up 150 years ago while sipping way too much moonshine.