over at Good As You, comes this invitation from the National Organization for Marriage, with some dubious words thoughtfully highlighted.
Mr. Hooper claimed that NOM's deviant word choice was a dig at the width of some brides. (AKSARBENT prefers the word "girth" to "wide," but that's just us and anyway, we digress.)
AKSARBENT thinks Hooper is wrong, wrong, wrong.
Obviously this was a Freudian slip on the part of some nameless NOM typist who plainly flashed on an image of a handsome groom in his tux and began to daydream about "high, wide
and handsome," a venerable American expression which lent itself to the
title of a 1937 movie starring Cary Grant's boyfriend, Randolph Scott,
and to a song by Tex Ritter, father of Three's Company rainbow faker
John Ritter, and the following lovely song by John Denver.
We do have some helpful advice for NOM: never again assign this functionary anything with the word "Gala" in a headline, or "cocktail" in the copy, because you're already playing with fire.
Also, if we at AKSARBENT were the bitchy types, we would proffer some Maker's Mark-inspired advice for Mr. Hooper: Peeple hoo live in glass houzes shouldn't call the ketel blak.
Sadly, even a cursory review of our own copy precludes such hypocritical finger-pointing, keenly inclined as we are to do so.