First I want to tell you how much I love my Oxford English Dictionary. From the onion skin thin paper to the heavy magnifying glass. Amazed to hear it will no longer be printed, only available on line.(The cake the 4 year old picked out...Twee much)
With all that history to it no wonder language is such a cultural shibboleth... look it up. On line.
The word "Twee" is defined as overly quaint, or affectedly cute.Tootsie toy reaches that level in it's advertising. If my bisque German 3" dolls weren't so serious the whole Triang house would become twee. Thank heavens for them. They add an air of earnestness about the whole thing... Really I mean that.
I am thinking of this because my assistant is having a "Princess Palooza" for her 4th birthday tomorrow. We picked up the Princess cake and it is amazing what can be done with pink and purple frosting....