Picture a chubby, singing blue bird alighting on the thin outstretched finger of a cartoon princess.
In the same way that the word "tummy" came from the word "stomach," the word "twee" comes from a little kid's attempt to pronounce "sweet."
Poking fun at Hallmark's twee Christmas movies, Keaton Patti posted a bot-produced script of his own, starring a single mother yearning for love, taking place in a "small town snow globe refillery," and involving, to my bafflement, bones "gift wrapped in eggnog."
Explain the meaning of "twee" without saying "prim" or "sugar-sweet."
Fill in the blanks: "(Some book, show, movie, actor, song, album, or singer) might get dismissed as twee for (his, her, or its) _____."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. A near opposite of TWEE is
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