Trying to nail down silly


My parents use the word silly to describe literature and film. Best I can tell it has two meanings:

1. Of indeterminate quality but inoffensive and thus enjoyable.

2. Of embarrassingly low quality but inoffensive and thus can be consumed without shame.

Generally (but not always?) silly works contain an element of romance.

1 comment:

  1. Originally, "silly" meant something closer to "blessed." So, you know, anything a Canadian webcomic comes up with.