According to my Websters:
Classy is slang for something elegant or stylish.
Dignified is marked dignity of aspect or manner; noble; stately.
Do you think the reason for disuse comes from:
- There are fewer classy or dignified people or things?
- Today's descriptive slang uses different words?
- The words are of another generation?
- Maybe all of the above?
Classy and dignified can definitely be used in the garden world:
- How a plant looks and behaves.
- How a garden is composed or designed.
- The manner an insect or bird goes about it's tasks.
- The position of a plant in a photograph.
- How a gardener presents his or her self to others.
- The descriptions or claims in a catalog or nursery.
- The design of garden structures.
- Maybe all of the above.
On that note, I read an article stating what 2011 descriptive words are now "OUT" and using them in 2012 means you're not up with the times. I realized I didn't use any of them in 2011. Does that mean I'm so out - I'm actually in?