Tacky by definition is:
1 a : characterized by lack of good breeding
b : shabby, seedy
2 : not having or exhibiting good taste: as
a : marked by lack of style : dowdy
b : marked by cheap showiness : gaudy
Origin: tacky a low-class person.
For some time now and might I add for too long, it has been the practice of young girls to walk around publically with their bra strap showing. Now that’s just tacky. Ain’t that the kind of girl you want to bring home to momma?
Can’t you see daddy’s little girl come home with her favorite Bo to introduce him to the family. There he stands, butt exposed showing his plaid boxers. Just plain Tacky! Don’t you think dad will be impressed?
It used to be what you said was a reflection of your raising. It used to be how you looked said something about how your mom and dad brought you up. Young girls were raised to be young women and boys raised to be young men. Oh to God we would reclaim decency in dress, speech, and attire.
I could only imagine what my dad would have said if I brought home the girl I recently saw at the local grocery store. She had on “stripper” shoes (we used to call them elevator shoes), short – short pants, shaved hair on the sides of her head and the middle with a Mohawk Spike dipped with fluorescent orange. Add the sleeveless shirt ripped by design with holes down the back and the multiple body piercings, why my dad would have fainted.
Course, I’m getting old and am viewed as being out of touch I guess. However, I’m willing to say there are actually more people who appreciate the young boys and girls who grow up to be mature men and women.
I guess tacky ain’t tacky anymore!