Thursday, May 5, 2011

True conversations of music nerds: The meaning of twee

Having dinner with two friends (SC and K from Japan), discussing magic realism.

K: So why don’t you like Jorge Luis Borges?

JH: I find it all a bit twee.

K: Twee?

SC: Do you understand what twee means?

K: Not really.

SC: Twee is like Jonathan Richman’s second album.

K: Ohhhh right.

SC: You know that song Ice Cream Man? That’s twee.

K: Oh I get it now…



  1. Three words: Paul Mc Cartney.

    Or, slightly more accurate, five words:

    Paul Mc Cartney Solo Career.


  2. Ha! Too true, I'll use that as an example when I'm explaining twee in the future.