Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2730 posts, RR: 6 Posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1136 times:
Can anyone define the word "preppy"? For some reason, it seems to have a bad connotation. But why? What's so bad about being preppy? It seems that many high school students don't want this label. Please...enlighten me.
N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6 Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 723 times:
Dare I be swinging to the left (RE: other discussions in the chain) but TWFirst and Lax2000's comments just made me chuckle slightly. I don't know why - they just did. By the way TWFirst: I'm finally back in the good ole US of A!!!
Anzff From Australia, joined May 2000, 138 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 701 times:
Maybe the phrase has different meanings in different places but I have never heard the phrase used to mean anything other than a style of dress(ing). Simply meaning well dressed, often (but not necessarily) in designer labels, tending not to wear jeans, often wearing collared shirt, etc.
I have never known the phrase to have any connotations, other than suggesting a latte-setter. Hence I'm happy to be described a preppy...
N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6 Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 704 times:
When I hear Preppy I guess I think of Zack from Saved by the Bell... blonde, slicked-back hair, tanned typical Florida kid... carrying a mobile phone, always using it, wearing cut-off jeans and never seen dead without gel in his hair.
That's what I associate Preppy to be. That said, I don't see it as too much of an insult.
Derek H From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 694 times:
I think more and more the "preppy" style is comming in. At my school (which is public) guys are starting to dress up more, wearing name brands. We are falling out of that gangster, grunge type style. Abercrombie, Ralph Laren, etc. are very popular now. But it's not wearing collard shirts, its just dressing nice, i think...I guess then I am a preppy...
Surf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 692 times:
Hey Adam I used to listen to Spandau Ballet....! Did that make me preppy??? LOL Well, I DID wear Polo RL shirts to school (Long sleeve button up shirts, untucked, over jeans, with sperry topsiders [the leather ones] no socks, jeans kinda rolled up like.....kinda like Anthony Michael Hall in Sixteen Candles) but HEY HEY so what!?!? LOL hahahahaha
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52 Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 686 times:
Oh my god Surf, we're the same person! Spandau Ballet... Flock of Seagulls... Thompson Twins... topsiders... Polo shirts. Boy, those were the days, weren't they? What's wrong with America's youth today??
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 645 times:
At my old middle school (I'll be in High school in 2 days), preppy is the term used by the punk crowd to describe the wealthier and more popular crowd. I think it is out of jealousy, because all of the people with girlfriends at my old school were preppies.
Lax2000 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 541 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 639 times:
Just joking. I was friends with lots of preppies. and my 8th grade girl friend was New Romantic. Remember that?
The eighth grade "82" was my transition from New Wave to Punk. I gave myself a Mohawk and started wearing mascara and subsequently got expelled from school. However I did go through a very brief "preppy" phase in 7th grade. I was also going to allot of
Bar mitzvahs at the time.
CstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 633 times:
...fer sure. Valley Girl was actually a good movie. I think it had the same director as Fast Times At Ridgemont High--some chick, er woman. Good music by Modern English and Plimsouls...sorry to get off topic.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 47 Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 633 times:
Yeah, the "preps" in my school were definitely the designer-type. Today they'd be wearing Compaigne Express, Structure, Abercrombie & Fitch, that kind of stuff. I agree about the khaki pants and collared shirts. The girls, though, were much more defined by wealth. Boys could be preps just by their clothes.
(I was not a prep...) I remember being absolutely crestfallen that this one guy I really liked suddenly "prepped up." He had been a really laid-back, kind, average-Joe kid and over the summer between his junior and senior years in high school he got clean-cut and started dressing prep! I couldn't believe it! And of course... he got new friends and I was crushed (in more ways than one)... Gawd, I feel like I'm back in high school just writing about him... He never said another word to me after his "transformation."
I'm going to go puke now.