The Origin of the Spineless Ninny

In debating over a LIS related blog title, spineless came to mind, immediately making a word association with ninny. Quite a self-degradating set of words, but after a quick google search on the actual origins of “spineless ninny,” there is a short story titled “The Ninny” by Anton Chekhov. This story is on some sort of ELA school quiz, with students blogging answers to the quiz. After a short read, I found that I quite liked this spineless ninny, as she has a strength that many would never bother to notice, as it is not a strength of power, but of character. Long live the underdog.