Murky smirk

Uggghhh…. the word-theme of the week at I ♥ Faces is smirk.  That’s one of those expressions that I have trouble defining, but I know it when I see it. 

So, I looked it up at Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary and found this:

to smile in an affected or smug manner (with smug using the “highly self-satisfied” definition)

Now if I looked at the etimology of the word (oh yeah, score one for the linguistics class I had to take), I’d have to note that in Old English – smerian – the word meant “to laugh.”  Umm… that changes the look I should be getting from my photo victim entirely.

Ya is the master of expression… so there is a plethora of random faces to choose from… but what the heck is a smirk, really?

I went to yahoo’s education site and their dictionary included the following “related words”:
fleer, repress, guilty

And then I was totally confused. I thought about using one of several close ups, but decided that to really be a smirk, there should be a story in the picture.  The clock, however, decided it was bedtime, so I eenie-meenie’d my choice.

8.27 (no loitering)
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  1. Kelly @ In Everything says:

    he's a cutie!!! funny shot with the smirk and sign!!

  2. And Miles To Go... says:

    what a cutie!

  3. My Photographic Eye by Irela says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…….such cuteness!!! 🙂

  4. LOL! Hilarious 🙂 Also, he is a doll!!

  5. momof3darlings says:

    OMGoodness he is simply ADORABLE!!! I love his expression mixed with that sign! LOL Perfect capture! LOL

    (Did I mention how CUTE he is?? LOL)

  6. What a cute shot. I love it. Great job!

  7. wow this is awesome! totally made ME smile!! cutie pie too!! love it!!

  8. Your children are ADORABLE and I LOVE this shot. The sign is perfect and I love his small scale against the big wall. PERFECT!!

  9. Rachelle, thanks for the comment!! To answer your question on processing, I almost always run "oh snap" from TRA Actions and use a lot of the Florabella Actions which I used on most of my beach pictures. I also love MCP actions, but don't think I used any on these shots. I looke forward to following your blog and seeing you again on I Heart Faces!!

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