December 16, 2012

Lower left-hand corner of a magazine is a monument to things not being anywhere nearly as good as they are said to be.

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AND: This seems to be the post where I should remind you to use my Amazon portal, and let me just recommend: "Betsey Johnson Women's Flirty Faux Fur Slipper Boot." What's up with calling everything "flirty"? This is a strange fashion-writing tic. There's no way that slipper boot is flirting with anyone. It's quite the opposite. I mean, it's like those "In the mood/Not in the mood" pillows, with those slippers being the "not in the mood." [These can be your "in the mood" slippers.]

But... I know... the craze for "flirty" started with skirts, because of the rhyme "flirty skirts." And "flirty" is an alternative to "sexy," when you've already written "sexy" somewhere else on the page and "slutty," "sultry," "seductive," etc. etc. — all those other words on your women's magazine editor list — are not quite right.

23 comments:

john said...

"When she was good, she was very very good, but when she was bad she was better."

oldirishpig said...

For me, the most significant reason I think Western Civ is finished is the simple fact that I no longer believe anything anyone is telling me to be true.

St. George said...

I like

"Fun Ideas that
Don't Cost a Thing"

Whoever wrote that hed for that magazine needs to be fired.

Phil 3:14 said...

I don't get your point Professor.

rhhardin said...

It's not nearly as good.

It's not anywhere near as good.

I think the latter takes the adjective.

ricpic said...

Depends on what's inside the flirty dress.

rhhardin said...

Flirty means makes a show of concealing.

Ann Althouse said...

That dress is depressing!

Plus there are fingerprints all over it.

leslyn said...

A plea for flirty dresses: They damn well are as good as they're made out to be. And fun.

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leslyn said...

Ann Althouse said... That dress is depressing! Plus there are fingerprints all over it.

Meade couldn't keep his hands off it, huh?

Mitchell the Bat said...

I'm the guy who invented "thirsty towel" but I haven't seen so much as a dime from it.

LarsPorsena said...

I'm going to have to see it modeled before making a final judgment.

Pogo said...

Your younger days in magazine work have given you their secret decoder ring.

Fascinating.

Paul Zrimsek said...

First glance: "What is this women's magazine doing with a Gemini capsule on its cover?"

Strelnikov said...

Oh, stop being so flirty.

edutcher said...

Flirty suggests a lack of commitment.

I thought that was men's problem.

St. George said...

I like

"Fun Ideas that
Don't Cost a Thing"

Whoever wrote that hed for that magazine needs to be fired.


Especially since fun is a noun, not an adjective.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

What's up with calling everything "flirty"? This is a strange fashion-writing tic. There's no way that slipper boot is flirting with anyone. It's quite the opposite

So, this reminds me of an old joke.

Paraphrasing, since I can't remember it exactly.

"Betty kept wondering why she could never attract a man when going out. Then she realized she was accidentally wearing her 'fuck off' shoes."

Palladian said...

Young drivers can quickly burn out glam clutches.

Palladian said...

Looks like a flirty funeral dress. But hey, you can't have a funeral without having fun!

Ann Althouse said...

@DBQ Joke made me LOL

Leslie Graves said...

If I'm reading it correctly, those pink high-heel slippers come in sizes up to 16.

deborah said...

"Flirty means makes a show of concealing."

Dirty, revealing.