Tuesday, January 31, 2012

bunting

I recently learned about the word 'twee'. Used primarily in British English, it describes things that are nauseatingly cute or precious. (Thank you, urban dictionary.) Derived from 'sweet', it captures a saccharine preciousness...think Shirley Temple cute.


I can't say I'm a fan of the word. It makes me envision a grown woman, talking in baby talk to a kid that thinks she is crazy.

And yet...


And yet every time I see my completed holiday crochet project hanging in our living room, I think...

"Too, too twee..."


This idea comes from Lucy's post over at Attic24, one of my all-time favorite blogs. And you can find her write-up of the pattern on Ravelry.


Any favorite made-up words out there? Lately J's been referring to 'cinnamon' as 'cimma-nom' (emphasis on the nom). I have to admit, it captures something...

9 comments:

  1. I would have thought Twee could also refer to Tweets these days, but I like the word. And your crochet skills are mad good. I love bunting on top of cakes - looks so .....twee.??

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  2. This makes me want to crochet something [preferably this project] ASAP. Agh, SO twee!!

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  3. LOVE it!!! It's adorable! Precious! Tweeeee!

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  4. I want to learn how to crochet or knit really bad! It looks awesome, and love the word :)

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  5. Those are so Twee! Yes, this word is definitely staying in my vocab and I can't wait to share it!

    But really, those are twee...

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  6. my gosh, i love that banner...

    i crocheted once, i made a sparkly (yes, i went straight for the glitter yarn) scarf for a friend.

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  7. This is beautiful. What happiness it creates in a room ;)
    twee twee twee!!!!

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  8. So twee, these are so perfect!

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Thanks for making me smile. =)