: having a serious expression on the face
: too serious
Full Definition of PO-FACED
: having an assumed solemn, serious, or earnest expression or manner : piously or hypocritically solemn
Origin of PO-FACED
perhaps from po chamber pot, toilet, from French pot pot
First Known Use: 1934
I was at a family wedding recently, and as always there was one person who played the amiable fool that would degenerate to the drunken pain in the arse. Everyone who knew him steered well clear once he started to drink. My sister and I didn’t have this pre-knowledge and in the corner he trapped us in, he peered intently at me saying, ‘you’re the serious sister aren’t you’
Tedious repetitive bar talk aside, this is something I have heard, many many times in my life.
I was a quiet and serious child, who grew into a serious adult. When I moved to England I had a helluva time grasping the British humour that centred around the ‘wind up’ and my blank face whilst everyone else was erupting in laughter only cemented this role as ‘the serious one’
What promoted this particular blog was my reading through past posts and thinking, ‘shit, these are all a little intense aren’t they?’.
Well I am not just serious, but also introspective and over analytical. Sometimes I think I should go on anti depressants so I can laugh at the same jokes as everyone else and not experience life so deeply.
Street drugs helped, but they are out of my life equation and have been for a long, long while.
Smoking dope was particularly good but a combination of my addictive ways plus the introduction of skunk into the cannabis sphere, added a psychotic rather than a relaxing element for me.
The best way for me to lighten up is actually to be around people on a similar wavelength.
Yeah I get serious around idiots; clam up, shut down and become po faced.
Why medicate who I am, so I can be more acceptable to people I would rather not mix with.
The irony is I can be very, very funny. Funny to the point that I have been asked on various occasions if I would be interested in doing stand up comedy.
However these madly comedic episodes in my life have also generally been the times where I have been mentally more over the place than a mad woman’s shit, and in a very dark place.
It is actually easier to write in a light hearted manner, if I am being nasty.
When I was doing a lot of reviewing work, I found the words just flowed when I was ripping something to pieces, which I tried to avoid doing unless very provoked or very offended.
I haven’t managed to write a light hearted blog, but at least it is a blog about being light hearted.