According to newly resurrected Radar Magazine's piece, Meet the Tweemos, "tweemo" is a term created by amalgamating "twee" ("all that is precious and innocent") and "emo" ("the lovelorn brand of angst available at a mall near you") giving birth to an annoying hybrid of tea-sipping, NPR-listening, bookish hipsters.
Embarrassingly, I giggled while reading the article, recognizing many of the tweemo traits listed. Then gasping, I came upon the horrible realization that I, MYSELF, am a tweemo and a spot-on target for the article's mockery!
They had me pegged from the fashion choices (ballet flats, t-strap mary janes, polkadot dress, high-waters, Fred Perry, Duncan Quinn accessories, Paul Smith specs), the music (The Smiths, Belle & Sebastian, Nico), the books (Franny and Zooey, The Little Prince, Tintin, McSweeney's), the movies (Wes Anderson - though mercifully, I am not a fan of Whit Stillman nor Noah Baumbach who are also mentioned)... down to the damn haircut and beret! I just wanted to punch myself in the face - but that wouldn't have been very tweemo of me, would it?