I hate the word 'tacky.' All my life I've heard this put-down, and as far as I can make out, it basically just means "something I wouldn't do." Well, who asked you?
Yes, there are bad manners. Yes, there are rude things one can say, and yes, there are clothes inappropriate for a funeral. So call it bad manners, call it rude, call it skanky, but don't call it tacky. And remember, what's inappropriate for one person is very apropos for another. One person's garish is another person's fabulous. One person's treacly is another's poignant. That woman's outfit you find skanky might seem skanktastic to me.
Since planning my wedding, I've heard the word tacky come up a lot. Well, I'm over it, and so is this wonderful woman behind Offbeat Bride.
Bonus: A "tacky" picture of me. Corset + rodeo pants, doesn't get tackier than that. Oh, and did I mention I'm at WORK here? Take that tak-scists!