Thursday, July 9, 2009
Goodie Two Shoes
The expression "goodie two shoes" has always perplexed me. I know that "goodie two shoes" is considered somewhat of an insult or derogatory phrase, but I don't really know why. Does it have to do with someone wearing two shoes? If that is the case, the vast majority of people would be considered "goodie two shoes". Does it imply that the person doing the name calling is wearing only 1 shoe? Again, there would be very few people qualified to use the insult if it required the name caller to be wearing only 1 shoe. Logic would state that if your footwear was of high quality, people would have little to criticize, much less make up a playground taunt about it. If anything at all the insult should be "baddie one shoe".