Monday, January 14, 2008

That's so claaaaaaasy!


Don't you hate the word "classy"? I can only use it ironically. When I hear it, I just hear a kind of whiny voice circa 1981 saying, "Oh, Claire, the way you folded those polyester napkins is just so...claaaaasy.

The word bugs me most because it's never used by people of a certain class. It's a middle-class word used to insist on set of faux "pinky-up" protocols. So bougie. So sad.

"Classy."

Ick.

For the record, I am not "classy." I know, I know.... Don't spit your latte out your nose in shock... or laughter. Me not being classy is no news... except to maybe one person, and she decided that I needed to know.

My blog is my id. Generally the rules are: play nice with others, but it's open season on bad decor & tragic celebrities.

If I call Pam Anderson out for being desperate, fame-whoring, tacky, over-boobed, pruny-faced-while-running-around-in-a-too-tight-henley-tee, I will. I truly believe it's my duty to ridicule her and other celebrities like this because their version of coarsening the culture is far worse than mine.

Plus - - I'm funny.

So there you have it. Let's add the word "classy" to Things That Are Wrong.

Enjoy your day! Make it a classy one.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

I picture Pamela Anderson being surrounded by a miasma of hepatitis viruses, sort of like Pigpen and his cloud of stink.

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Anon, Anon... Nothing can make me spit up my Jim Beam and Twizzlers (during my classy night at home!) quite like your awesome comments.

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Anon... I think I have figured you out. I think you are Mayer Rus. Please just let me believe that because the thought of that superfab baldy old design queen commenting on my blog just totally makes my day/month/year.

Anonymous said...

I AM a superfab old design queen, but not Mayer Rus. I could write that underfab old design queen under the table, baby.

PS: Adore you.

Anonymous said...

PS: Do you ever accept fan emails directly?

Anonymous said...

You are so right in your description of Pamela Anderson! I could not have said it better myself, though I might have mentioned her big rubber lips! She's a classy broad, ain't she? LOL

Tara said...

Celebs are fair game... and I love how "unfair" you are to them! Comment on!

Who Sees the Seven... said...

I agree with you, but for some reason whenever I hear the word classy I am immediately brought back to the movie "Anchorman" and Ron Burgundy's sign-off from the news desk "You stay classy, San Diego". I think he might be the only person in history who could use it so well.

mamacita said...

Please do not class yourself up, Decorno. We are drowning in a sea of niceness on decor blogs. "OMG love your post!" Why even say it if we agree? What's the point?

Besides, Decorno, I like knowing that someone else out there has a heart as black as mine. Also: I agree about the draped tables. But what I hate even more -- and boy, would the trad-decor people jump down my throat for this one -- is plates hung on the wall. WHY? WHY? Much as I love Joni, et al, we'll have to agree to disagree on that one.

Haydee said...

I feel the same exact way about the word classy..ick.

Anonymous said...

classy is a descriptive a Walmart shopper uses to describe their new polyester blend bedspread, complete with beige flowers.

I know this to be true from my own family...as my bfriend once asked me..."how in the hell did you come from these people?"

oh shit, I better stick to anonymous on this one.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Agreed. Breakfast at Tiffany's called this one out:

OJ BERMAN: She was just a kid--
lot of style and class...

PAUL VARJAK: Lot of what?

OJ BERMAN: Class.

Anonymous said...

Mamacita: I don't mind an occasional plate on a wall, but that whole "If it's French, it's gotta be classy!" thing is sad and provincial. Or "Proven├žal," as we classy types say.

Pigtown-Design said...

my mother used to say that people who use the word classy, aren't.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Pigtown - mine, too. Decorno - if you start an e:mail relationship with anon I will be forever envious. Not enough to leave you, just enough to stew about it everyday when I read your post.

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Pigtown - your mother is brilliant.

Mrs. B - you would not be envious, believe me. I am the WORST emailer of all time. My tech-happy place of employ is so overzealous about email, I already get about 500 a day at work, so I am do defeated by my inability to manage it that I have become a notoriously bad personal emailer.

However, if someone could tell me how to post an "email-me" form, I will. I just don't want to use that cheerful pink flower "email-me" button that other bloggers have because it offends my crotchety old sensibility, you know.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Blandings: If you'd admit to a diet of Jim Beam and Twizzlers, I'd gladly email you.

maison21 said...

ask and ye shall receive:

add html page element to your blooger sidebar and paste the following into it:

email decorno here- or whatever funny text you choose

replacing "youremail" with your email, and the funny text with your own witticism or pithy remark!

decorno.blogspot.com said...

M21 - - linky no workie... am I just being dumb or is something broken here?

So loving you for helping out...

maison21 said...

my friends and i have a old saying so everyone knows we are using "classy" in an ironic way: "klassy with a k".

"that pam anderson is klassy with a k".

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Oh, that is too funny. I say, that, too.

maison21 said...

oops- my instructions turned into html- didn't anticipate that. go here to read how:

http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=42028&query=email%20link&topic=&type=f

hope this time, linky ain't stinky!

maison21 said...

aiiiii- that didn't work either!

so go to blogger help and type in "email link". the second entry that should pop up is entitled "how to do more with links" and that will 'splain you how to do it.

sorry- i think i may have made the issue clear as mud.

decorno.blogspot.com said...

M21 - you are the best. I just added and email-me link. Thanks sooo much.

Paloma said...

Pigtown - I say the same thing about the word "classy" all the time, too!

maison21 said...

your email link just made me laugh out loud.

glad it finally worked!

Anonymous said...

LMFAO...you are my idol! I have ranted for years about the word "classy"...HATE IT.

The woman who lived next store to us while growing up had a license plate holder w/ a rose on it that read..."a touch of class". Even at the age of 9, it bugged me. I knew even then that if you talked about class you didn't have any.

Hill Country House Girl said...

You people are too funny! I hang PLATES all over the place, but I don't ever say "classy". So there! I love Mayer Rus, but I think I had better not say anything else because I am not classy enough to play with this crowd - or tough enough.One more thing, though - how many "anonymouses" are there out there? and what exactly is the plural of anonymous?

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Hill Country Girl - you *have* to play with us... I am not classy at all, believe me. We can be fierce, but it's all in fun.

Kids Got Hitched said...

The opposite of 'class' is 'crass', which is way more awesome anyway.

Anonymous said...

Hill Country Girl: I have 27 personas, but they are all controlled by me, The Master Anonymous. Do not be frightened. Most of them are de-fanged.

Hill Country House Girl said...

Okay, okay......I'll play. You guys do make me laugh!! I think this whole world is so much fun, and the "disagreements" are a kick to read - too bad I have a life I have to tend to sometimes - I could get really addicted. Besides I have to play - what is it you say, "If decor is your porn........."something like that -love it!

Stacey said...

You have to add the word "chic" to your list. My sister and I once heard Jennifer Lopez describe her clothing line as "Chic and Classy" and we could not stop laughing and snorting. We could not believe she used "Chic and Classy" in the same sentence! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

NAF said...

Anyone who uses the word "classy", ain't.