Friday, October 07, 2005

Word of the Day

While reading an article on Fiona Apple in the New Yorker this week, I happened upon one of my favorite words ever, and one I generally only come across in the New Yorker. It's a four letter word. I love it.


And I love this word because it never really needs to be modified. You never need to ask (forgive me for this) "if you were a twee, what kind of twee would you be?" There is no need to ask. I rarely come across situations I can use it, but I will seek them out and keep it on the forefront. Though perhaps its charm is its rare use. Who knows?

The def: Adj. Overly precious or nice. From tweet, baby talk for sweet. Chiefly British.

Brilliant. I'll use it. And I encourage you to do the same.

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