Monday, March 14, 2011

A Vocabulary Lesson

I've been avoiding blogging about this necklace because I wasn't quite sure what to call this woman. Is this an image of a woman in the middle of changing into her choir gown and getting ready for church? Or is this a "lady of the night?" I suspect it is the latter.

Well, here's some words (and their definitions) of what she might be:

Trollop: a vulgar or disreputable woman; especially : one who engages in sex promiscuously or for money
Harlot: a prostitute or promiscuous woman
Strumpet: a female prostitute, adulterer, or mistress.
Vamp: A woman who uses her sex appeal to entrap and exploit men
Wanton Woman: immoral, unchaste, or lewd.
Floozy: A woman regarded as tawdry or sexually promiscuous.
Hussy: 1. a woman considered brazen or immoral. or 2. a saucy or impudent girl.
Jezebel: 1. In the Old Testament she the wife of Ahab, king of Israel: she fostered the worship of Baal and tried to destroy the prophets of Israel she was killed by Jehu.  2. a shameless or scheming woman
Jade: A woman regarded as disreputable or shrewish
Minx: A girl or young woman who is considered pert, flirtatious, or impudent
Tart: A woman considered to be sexually promiscuous.
Tramp: A person regarded as promiscuous.
Fallen Woman: woman who is regarded as sinful or disgraced because she has had sexual relations outside marriage
Courtesan: a prostitute, or the mistress of a man of rank
Coquette: A woman who makes teasing sexual or romantic overtures; a flirt.

Despite their meanings, most of these words are somewhat cute sounding. Like they would be a good name for a cat, or a whacked-out celebrity's baby.

Don't want to name your kid Floozy? Well, how about a necklace instead:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/69799301/flapper-1920s-burlesque-lady-necklace



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