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"?