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#133447 09/25/04 06:06 PM
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You have to admire the marketing genius of Guess choosing Paris Hilton as their "demi-pornographic"*Guess Girl.

"Demi-pornographic" gives "pornography" a whole new spin.

"Semi-pornographic" is more "ho" than "haute", if you know what I mean?

Anyone else know any other upmarket uses of the prefix "demi" ... defined thus [not as in "Demi Moore"]:

"To some degree; part; partly: demigod." [A-H]

* Read all about it on "Confessions of an Heirhead", or go to:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/25/business/25guess.html?adxnnl=1&8hpib=&adxnnlx=1096120942-jyNCxoX1Kcz98cw2If5tuw

[A little cross-promotional threading never hurts. ]

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Anyone else know any other upmarket uses of the prefix "demi"

How about "demi-tasse", Grapho?

If you tried to sell a "semi-tasse" at Starbucks, you could only get 1/2 price.

"demi-pornographic" raises the price tag without raising the skirt [or at least removing it altogether]. You can sell haute couture in flimsey [or even in "floosie"] but not in nothing at all.

There is something very perverse about this perversion of perversity, it seems to me.

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There is something very perverse about this perversion of perversity, it seems to me.

Please try to avoid social commentary, Plutarch. I promised "themgmt" I would ease up on the Carpal Tunnels.

Stick with the ancient greeks, why dontcha?




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I promised "the mgmt" I would ease up on the Carpal Tunnels.

Which particular "perversity" of the Carpal Tunnels did you have in mind, Grapho?




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Which particular "perversity" ... did you have in mind?

Don't get me started, Plutarch. If a Carpal Tunnel shows up around here, you're going to have to deal with it.

I'm just looking for upmarket uses for the prefix "demi".

"demi-tasse" was a demi-good start. So demi-up or demi-off. OK?



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If a Carpal Tunnel shows up around here, you're going to have to deal with it.

You're dreamin' in demi-color, Grapho. No self-respecting Carpal Tunnel would stick their demi-tasse into your thread.



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No self-respecting Carpal Tunnel would stick their demi-tasse into your thread.

Look, Plutarch, this is my thread. And I'm trying to demi-tize my image around here. So, please show some demi-class and stop demi-fying my charade. OK?




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stop demi-fying my charade

OK, that's it! Stop your demi-bitching or you can both get your demi-tasses out of here.


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you can both get your demi-tasses out of here

That's no fair, themgmt. Grapho was just trying to clean up his act. Everyone deserves a second chance! Even Grapho.







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Grapho was just trying to clean up his act

Maybe so. But that's no reason to blame Plutarch, Tang.


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