Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 decade ago

Why do people still say "cute as a button" what the hell is so cute about a button?

why not say "cute as a three legged puppy" or "cute as an orphaned monkey"

19 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    I am going to start saying "cute as an orphaned monkey"

    This could be the best question I have ever seen on here.

  • mcanaw
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Cute Button

  • Laura
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    CUTE AS A BUTTON - "cute, charming, attractive, almost always with the connotation of being small, 1868 (from the original 1731 English meaning of 'acute' or clever). Cute as a bug's ear, 1930; cute as a bug in a rug, 1942; cute as a button, 1946. Cute and keen were two of the most overused slang words of the late 1920s and 1930s." From "Listening to America" by Stuart Berg Flexner (Simon and Schuster, New York, 1992.)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In the Victorian times, when people had few belongings, the buttons on their clothes were a status symbol and a sign of wealth. Hence a button indicated wealth n prosperity.........then people made all efforts to have a CUTE BUTTON..

    Source(s): books
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  • 4 years ago

    I believe it is as cute as a button nose. See Disney s Cinderella.

  • 1 decade ago

    Back in the day when people had a lot less in the way of posessions, the buttons on thier garments were something they sort of splurged on to spruce up thier otherwise dull clothes. At least that's one explanation I've heard.

  • 1 decade ago

    i think theyre talking about those cute buttons that like old ladies wear not the kind that button a shirt

  • Ice
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Here's some speculation on the phrase:

  • 1 decade ago

    Because like so many old cliches it rolls of the tongue so naturally , like cuter than a speckled pup in a little red wagon , LOL

  • 1 decade ago

    is a arm chair quarterback the same as a back seat driver?

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