teaky= something which is simultaneously funny and painful and sometimes life- affirming. its the kind of thing you laugh at, and then you feel pretty shitty for laughing at it, and then it makes your heart hurt a little bit because its actually sort of beautiful. the first time i ever heard the word 'teaky' used (i did not invent it) was to describe learning- disabled teenagers doing a ballet duet on television.
the cute show's special on disabled pets was so teaky that my mascara started running
by alice1974 October 04, 2007