Sex and the Ivy

Quotables: Not Just on Halloween

Filed under: Maggie, Quotables — Elle October 29, 2006 @ 5:26 am

Maggie: “Is Halloween over?”
Me: “Nope. Still 72 hours to be slutty.”
NT: “I’d say you have at least two and a half more years.”

On that note, I present this year’s Halloween costume, the captain of the Mile High Club:

Ready for takeoff?

11 Responses to “Quotables: Not Just on Halloween”

  1. Lorna Says:

    What happened to Alice? =o

  2. Infornographer Says:

    Thank you for not being a fairy or a She-Devil in your old prom dress. If girls are going to forever view Halloween as a day when they can dress slutty, then I’d appreciate it if they’d be creative. Captain of the Mile High club is brilliant.

  3. elle Says:

    That begs the question, what are you for Halloween?

  4. Infornographer Says:

    What will I be????? A holed up little curmudgeon passing out candy to Mexican kids in Koreatown. However, I will be costuming my cat. He’s going to love me for it.

  5. Fred Says:

    It’s a pity you don’t know what “begs the question” means.

  6. elle Says:

    Kind of relative.

  7. Fred Says:

    “Relative” in the sense that it’s a common mistake… irregardless, it’s still a mistake.

  8. LPZ Says:

    Some elements of prescriptive grammar make absolute sense. For example, in Enlgish, it makes sense to have some requirements about proximity of relative clauses to things they modify. That’s a clarity issue.

    That Lena wasn’t referring to the fallacy of begging the question here seems categorically different. The comment called out for a question to be asked. Not only (as she points out) is this becoming more used, it makes sense from a semantic and syntactical perspective.

    One could argue that expanding the meanings of tired metaphors makes language interesting.

    So, chill.

  9. MWR Says:

    I’m sure “irregardless” is being used ironically. Actually, I’m not.

    To avoid riling up the small number of pedants who actually know what they are talking about, it’s easiest just to write “invites the question.”

    Have a lovely flight.

  10. Al Sensu Says:

    Can I come aboard? Hey did you see the congresswoman from Denver on Stephen Colbert a while back. As you may know, Denver is a mile high, so he asked her if she was a member of the Mile High Club. She had no idea what he was talking about.

  11. julie Says:

    i think it’s great that you are showing the world that fat women can be just as sexual as good looking women with nice bodies. keep doing what you’re doing and i’m sure you will eventually find a guy who will like your personality enough to sleep with you even though you’re very chubby.

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