Friday, September 10, 2010

To twee or not to twee, is that the question?

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....

C

6 comments:

diepuppenstubensammlerin said...

Interesting aspect - face expressions of dolls. I chose a very sad looking Caco doll for my blog icon although I am a very optimistic and cheerful person but those earnest doll just look much more mysterious...

Barb said...

I am anti-twee. Usually.
I think I have one of those dictionarys. It weighs a ton

My Realitty said...

I love taking pictures of miniature doll faces. Usually you can't tell what the expression is untill you are very close. Then sometimes it is a surprise. C

My Realitty said...

Barb, When we heard they were not going to be made any more, my daughter said, "They were ALWAYS good for pressing flowers... C

LaPetite said...

I agree. Dollhouses have the capacity to lean towards twee, but I think your posts have skewed the expected.

Sans! said...

Mine is gathering dust at a corner of the bookshelf . Truth is I only use the online dict now :).

I am for Twee only if they are for 4 year olds . So if you were wearing a princess costume for the party, post please. I want to see the Twee you :).

So clever , the 1st pic :).