I’m not going to lie, until recently I didn’t really fully understand what “undersized urbanite” meant in relation to the dollhouse contest. Without thinking, I assumed that it meant a small urban space. And as a result, I have been struggling to come up with ideas based on this meaning. So one night, I decided to further investigate into the meaning. It really shouldn’t be that complicated, but this is me we are talking about and I have no other post for today 🙂
un·der·sized (ndr-szd) also un·der·size (-sz) adj.
Of less than normal or sufficient size.
Translation: well, when you think of what the contest (challenge?) is, its for dollhouses. a dollhouse a house, or home, that is less than normal or sufficient size. Cool. So for people like me, who might be wandering over design because of a beautifully alliterated contest name, lets just say dollhouse
On to the next word:
ur·ban·ite (ûrb-nt) n.
A city dweller
Translation: I actually had to further delve into this one. Just being picky….some side definitions….
cit·y (st) n. pl. cit·ies
1. A center of population, commerce, and culture; a town of significant size and importance.
Translation: most places nowadays days. All towns and places where people love are obviously important. A centre of population , commerce and culture, could technically be a statue surrounded by huts and a small market in a forest (I am talking about the few primal societies left, you know which I mean.), there would be people, aka populated, commerce, if there is a market, and culture is inevitable in any group of people…is it not? On the other hand, a centre of population, commerce and culture could be a place as large as Toronto, which is close by my door and is home to over 2,000,000 people. It could also be a small town, with only a few thousand people…or hundred even! As long as the people do some sort of trade amongst each other and have some sort of culture (which I hope everyone does!?!). Lets just say any place where more than two people reside
intr.v. dwelt (dwlt) or dwelled, dwell·ing, dwells
1. To live as a resident; reside.
2. To exist in a given place or state: dwell in joy.
3. a. To fasten one’s attention: kept dwelling on what went wrong.
So to be a dweller. You don’t technically have to live somewhere, you can even just “fasten your attention” (I.e., obsess) about a place and you can be “dwelling”. So, lets say as long as you live or obsess in thought about a place, you could technically be considered a dweller of that place.
So now, lets put that together….for my full translation of urbanite, or city dweller is; someone who lives any place where more than two people reside, or lives to obsess in thought about a particular place
All together now! Here is what Undersized Urbanite means in relation to the challenge;
To build a dollhouse, for anyone,who lives any place where more than two people reside, or lives to obsess in thought about a particular place.
So, with that said, I’m just going to make my house as I want and stop worrying about what “urban” city this “undersized” designed home is residing in, and just go with the flow! Wish I had “researched” this earlier! Lol! 🙂
p.s. I am in no way dissing the name of the contest or anything like that, I’m just super bored and a very research oriented person, and I just needed to do this to help my thought process. 🙂 🙂