Posted by ESC on May 05, 2008 at 21:49:
In Reply to: Polly Annish posted by Robert Fleege on May 05, 2008 at 20:08:
: Hi - I am an advertising art director and copywriter and looking for origin of "Polly Annish" expression. I (think I) know it means overly positive - but not sure and am also curious about origin.
: Great Site btw!!!
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002.
A children’s book by the American author Eleanor H. Porter. The title character is an orphan girl who, despite the difficulties of her life, is always extremely cheerful. 1
‡ A “Pollyanna” remains excessively sweet-tempered and optimistic even in adversity. 2
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. Edited by E.D. Hirsch, Jr., Joseph F. Kett, and James Trefil. Copyright © 2002 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.