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Adjectives and Associations

 
 
Reply Fri 3 Jul, 2009 06:39 pm
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 -
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slattern

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?






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Reply Fri 3 Jul, 2009 07:39 pm
@ossobuco,
I was looking at slippers at Dillards last fall. Lowest price was $70.00. I guess my adjetive would be frugal.
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Reply Fri 3 Jul, 2009 08:14 pm
@roger,
I think I've been to Dillard's once., when I was house sitting for Diane and Dys. I was raised acquainted - as an excursion - re some glorious department stores (Marshall Field's, Carson Pirie Scott, Saks, Bullock's Wilshire, bla bla) and find it hard to get excited even about Fashion Island (a Newport place, see posts by Lightwizard). My first apartment was a couple of blocks from Century City, then a new fabulous mall, but I didn't locate there re shopping. Eh..

Years later, I was friends/associate with the guy who did the irrigation design for Mall of America - by that time I was eye rolling re malls, but it was a design coup for his firm, which was a consultant to ours.

I'm sort of sorry about the denouement of great department stores, but so it goes.

Back to slippers and adjectives.
I remember my grandfather's........ those were scuffy too.
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