Re: Definition, Please

From: Philip A.E. Jonkers (
Date: Fri Nov 23 2001 - 18:50:48 GMT

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    On Friday 23 November 2001 12:06 am, you wrote:
    > From: <>
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    > >Subject: Definition, Please
    > >Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 14:53:12 -0600
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    > >What is the definition of "twee"?

    I don't know what purpose it serves but according to mr. Cambridge
    right here it is "artificially attractive or too perfect". Does that fit in?
    I also know that `twee' is the Dutch word for 2, but that won't help probably.

    > Isn't that one of them things with bwanches which Bugs Bunny hides behind
    > when Elmer Fudd is hunting wabbits?
    > Is "What's up Doc?" memetic?

    I don't know what inspired you to suggest that but technically speaking, yes.
    Go ask a kid, any kid (provided they can speak a little at least),
    if he or she knows that phrase. A 99 out of 100 chance he/she knows it.
    And if not, after you have uttered the slogan in front of that kid,
    it will stick to his little brain like flies on ...
    In fact, too make it a little more bolder, anything verbal is memetic
    by definition (and I mean anything), it's only the question how
    successful the slogan is or will be.


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