Friday, November 18, 2005

OK.

Gay Asian Hipster Undergrad Sitting At Table Next To Me: Are you an editor?

me: No. But that’s not far off. Why?

him: You have that look.

me: Oh.

him: Like you’ve been staring at a piece of paper all day.

2 Comments:

Blogger dave said...

Catty! I wonder if he was hired out by one of your enemies to appear casual and then deliver such a cutting remark. I wonder if gays are particularly suited for this purpose.

I wonder if I would write such a sentence by substituting "asian" for "gay". I wonder if I shouldn't be more cautios with my gay stereotypes. But isn't this our license?

"Afternoon Delight" playing on the iTunes. Maybe this has something to do with it all.

12:47 PM  
Blogger j. ondioline said...

I was wondering about the order of my adjectives. Gay Asian Hipster Undergrad. Why does any other arrangement sound off? Presumably "undergrad" is the word least likely to come across offensively, so that's why it's used to stand in for the person himself. "Asian Gay Hipster Undergrad" sounds like you're contrasting him with other gay hipster undergrads, but I don't think "Gay Asian Hipster Undergrad" sounds like I'm identifying him relative to straight ones.
"Dorky straight white intern/grad student." Hm.
Hey, I'm taking a class called Discourse & Grammar in the spring. will think of you often.

2:22 PM  

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