Nicety… my 90s tag.

If you grew up as a teen in the 90s like I did everyone had a tagname or a nickname…. mine was “Nicety” after the song sung by Michel’le.  As I was thinking of the content to add to these pages I though of my old tagname and was interested to see if it actually was a real word.   It actually is! Here its definition from Webster.


One entry found.
Main Entry:
Pronunciation: \ n?-s?-t?, -st?\
Function:Inflected Form(s): nice·ties
Etymology: Middle English nicete, from Anglo-French niceté foolishness, from nice, adjective


14th century
1 : the quality or state of being nice 2 : an elegant, delicate, or civilized feature <enjoy the niceties of life> 3 : a fine point or distinction : subtlety <the niceties of table manners> 4 : careful attention to details : delicate exactness : precision 5 : delicacy of taste or feeling : fastidiousness

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Lela Fagan (Jefferson) is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJefferson - See more at:

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