Sunday, October 18, 2009

On Being Prissy

Miss Janice has a fun post for ladies who are frequently labeled as being "prissy." I never thought of myself as being prissy, but nowadays you can be labeled as such merely for wanting to maintain basic politeness. Yes, if you insist that the "F" word be avoided in the course of a conversation, or that God's name not be taken in vain, or that people not wipe their noses with their fingers, then I guess it makes you "prissy." Oh, well.... Share


Gabriel Girl said...

Interesting point. This is something I've been grappling with recently. I'm a very small and petite young lady with round features - even though I'm 22 I have a childish look to me if I'm not careful. In college I took up the habit of witty repartee (no regrets there!) so as not to be so "precious", but I also took up cursing. I'll admit that my language was pretty foul for awhile, though no worse than any of my friends. I did it to remind people that I wasn't a child, since it was pretty easy for people to be rather condescending to me.

Now I'm reining the language in, and I already feel like people are treating me more like a little doll. I can't say I'm please by it, but your own good manners should come before how other people treat you.

Julygirl said...

I feel there is something midway between prissy and course. Both extremes can put people 'off'.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ God's Princess said...

I guess that makes me a prissy too then! Since I value politeness and avoid like the plague that 'f' word. Oh well!