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Re: Polly Annish

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!!!

From Bartleby.com

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002.
Pollyanna
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.