Discuss: do you ever describe yourself to yourself, with adjectives?
So, this afternoon, after getting out of my black leather loafers, I spied my bedroom slippers and put them on. They were lousy slippers to start with, from Walgreen's, and have even less presence as slippers now. But, they're ok. They make this scuffy noise.
I'm scuffing around, doing the dishes, and I think of the word slatternly
. What is a slattern?
Well, here -
I suppose my own associations are re movies, but I don't personally equate godforsaken slippers as an indicator of sluttiness, whatever that is.
I suppose we all, if we are fortunate to have slippers, prefer new ones, or at least slippers with form, unless we have some remarkable attachment.
So, I think the connection re sluttishness is an assumption about poverty, poor women being sluts, or at least lazy.
In my case, I may be remembering a neighbor who wore soiled house dresses and, yes, miserable slippers. She was a good woman, far as I knew (long story). It must have set her way way back to give us a wedding present. Years later, I understand how 'way back',
Well, that's just one adjective.
Anyone else want to adjective-riff?