Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Decoding the frump scale

My linen skirt is a little long (grazing my ankles). So before I left the house today, I asked Other if I looked O.K. 

"Sure," he said.

"Not too much like a copy editor?" I asked. 

"No, more like an authoress," he replied.

I was happy—until I got out on the street. On a scale of frumpiness, is "copy editor" higher or lower than "authoress"?

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