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Calling something '''twee''' means its too cutesy-poo even for the [[SCA]].  Things that are unbearably [[kitsch]] or camp can be described as '''a little too twee'''.  This description have been expanded to include anything that doesn't really fit with one's [[persona]] or is blatantly [[anachronistic]].
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Calling something '''twee''' means its too cutesy-poo even for the [[SCA]].  Things that are unbearably [[kitsch]] or camp can be described as '''a little too twee'''.  This description have been expanded to include anything that doesn't really fit with one's [[persona]] or is blatantly [[Anachronism|anachronistic]].
  
Examples of things that are a little too twee include some [[canting arms]], certain [[subtlety|subtleties]] at feast, and dressing [[children]] in armour.
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Examples of things that are a little too twee include some [[canting arms]], certain [[Subtleties|subtleties]] at [[feast]], and dressing [[children]] in [[armour]].
  
The word "Twee" has been british slang since around the start of the 20th Century, but has recently spread to [[North America]]n [[SCAism | SCA slang]], likely due to it's use in [[Terry Pratchett]]'s novel ''Hogfather'', in which a governess threatens to break her cynically cute young charge's arm if she is caught being "twee" again.
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The word "Twee" has been British slang since around the start of the 20th Century, but has recently spread to [[North America]]n [[SCAism | SCA slang]], likely due to its use in [[Terry Pratchett]]'s novel ''Hogfather'', in which a governess threatens to break her cynically cute young charge's arm if she is caught being "twee" again.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 05:24, 11 September 2007

Calling something twee means its too cutesy-poo even for the SCA. Things that are unbearably kitsch or camp can be described as a little too twee. This description have been expanded to include anything that doesn't really fit with one's persona or is blatantly anachronistic.

Examples of things that are a little too twee include some canting arms, certain subtleties at feast, and dressing children in armour.

The word "Twee" has been British slang since around the start of the 20th Century, but has recently spread to North American SCA slang, likely due to its use in Terry Pratchett's novel Hogfather, in which a governess threatens to break her cynically cute young charge's arm if she is caught being "twee" again.