Monday, September 7, 2009

Grandma Chic

funny word of the day: doily

I owe this one to my friend Meryl, who was over my apartment today and suggested this as a FWOTD.

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

  • doi·ly
  • Pronunciation: \ˈdȯi-lē\
  • Function: noun
  • Inflected Form(s): plural doilies
  • Etymology: Doily or Doyley fl1711 London draper
  • Date: 1711

1 : a small napkin 2 : a small often decorative mat

I'm not sure what the point of doilies is. They're ugly and not all that useful but grandmothers have been using them for years and years and now that country chic is making a comeback, I suspect doilies are here to stay.

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