Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday's learn and earn...

~WORD OF THE DAY~

twee  \TWEE\ ~ adjective

DEFINITION:  affectedly or excessively dainty, delicate, cute, or quaint

EXAMPLES: I stood in the greeting card section of the store reading through the selections, looking for one that would express my affection and appreciation without being intolerably twee.

DID YOU KNOW? Most adults wouldn't be caught dead saying, "Oh, look at the tweet 'ittle birdie!" (at least not to anyone over the age of three), but they probably wouldn't be averse to saying, "He went fishing with his dad," "She works as a nanny," or "Hey, buddy, how's it going?" Anyone who uses "dad," "nanny," or "buddy" owes a debt to "baby talk," a term used for both the childish speech adults adopt when addressing youngsters and for the speech of small children who are just learning to talk. "Twee" also originated in baby talk, as an alteration of "sweet." In the early 1900s, it was a term of affection, but nowadays British speakers and writers, and, increasingly, Americans as well, use "twee" for things that have passed beyond agreeable and into the realm of cloying.

~THE REBATE~
 
Now through 11/15/2010 if you collect six (6) green caps from specially-marked 20-ounce bottles of A&W, 7Up, Sunkist, Squirt, or Welch’s you can get a FREE vintage look t-shirt.  All you need to do is go to the official web page and sign up, then enter the codes found in the bottle cap.  When you have enough you will qualify for the t-shirt.

Hope you are all having a great Wednesday!

C.Q.

1 comment:

  1. Who doesn't love a t-shirt? Much less a vintage looking one. Cool!

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I love to read your comments, but due to spamming I have had to turn on the word verification again. Sorry for the extra step.