(Closed) anyone else hate the word "TACKY"

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you use the word "tacky"?
    Yes : (21 votes)
    37 %
    No : (14 votes)
    25 %
    Indifferent : (22 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I don’t understand why people are so against this word. If people aren’t calling something tacky, they’re just going to be using different words to describe the same thing! IMO tacky is a word to describe anything that’s obviously cheap.

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i don’t have an issue with the word but i have to agree it is used far to often on here. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I started to hate it because I’d seen too many times when someone (or someone’s choice) was called that without it being warranted. It’s just a word I started to associate with being judgemental, though I recognize that there may be some circumstances when it’s a fitting description. 

    EDIT: poll fail. Your title and your poll ask the opposite question, and apparently I should practice reading before I click. No, I don’t use tacky; Yes, I do hate it. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    13290 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I try to avoid it on here because people get super heated about it, but I do use it in real life. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I hate it, I think it’s a super-judgy, snotty sort of word.  Like who made you the queen of England to decide what is or is not in good taste?  Funny, sometimes I use the word “gauche” though, which is probably even more snotty, but I can’t think of another word to use.  Suggestions?

    Post # 8
    Member
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Cecilia37:  I think in reference to behavior or tact, “gauche” works well. In reference to choices (clothing, accessories, weddings, etc.) when I wouldn’t have chosen that same thing myself, I say, “To each his/her own”. Makes my opinion understood without undue insult or implying that I’m judging the person for his or her choice. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    6741 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @VAwife:  I actually HATE the word “cheap” more than anything.  I hate when someone says that something “looks cheap” – it drives me insane!!  What does that even mean??? 

    But, I don’t think tacky means cheap.  I just think tacky means either gaudy or out of style. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Not as much as I hate the word “bitter” when it’s used as an insult toward another human.

    “You don’t agree with me?  Oh well you’re just BITTER”

     

    RAGERAGERAGE.

    Post # 11
    Member
    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    To me, these words have the folowing connotations – 

    Cheap – made of low-quality material

    “Those paper fans look cheap”

    Tacky – Showing you have bad / low class taste

    “How tacky are those clear plastic stilettos?”

    Gauche – Acting in poor taste

    “It was really gauche of him to announce to us all that the ring cost $10k”

    Post # 12
    Member
    46646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t use the word because it is hurtful. If I think something is tacky, I just don’t comment on the post.

     

    Post # 13
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    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I hate the word tacky, weddings and Weddingbee (still love the Bee otherwise though!) especially have ruined it for me. Same with snarky, I remember seeing it in an issue of Seventeen a million years ago and thinking it was the best word I had ever heard. Now they just seem like very catty judgemental words that people like to throw around to put others down. 

    Post # 14
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    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have no problem with the word tacky!

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