- not tasteful or fashionable; dowdy
- shabby in appearance; shoddy: a tacky, jerry-built housing development
- crass; cheaply vulgar; tasteless; crude
- gaudy; flashy; showy
I chatted online for a while with Darren (one of the “curators”) at Tacky Tourist Photos and told him why I was hesitant to have any of my photos on his site. He told me that they consider tacky a good thing and explained how.
Here is the explanation from the Tacky Tourist Photos website:
NOTHING is more nauseating than a valedictorian starting his or her speech by quoting from Webster’s Dictionary — or any dictionary. We know that “tacky” has a negative connotation amongst the dictionary-reading public. But we consider “tacky” to be a good thing. We liken it to “kitschy.” The reason we did not call this project Kitschy Tourist Photos is because it would kill the alliteration.
We love to connect with other travelers not afraid to act a little goofy sometimes and who do not take themselves too seriously.
While looking over the Tacky Tourist Photos site I laughed quite a bit. I figured that some of my jumping photos would be a good fit there.