In Reply to: Dress cute posted by RRC on September 15, 2009 at 04:33:
: : : : "Paris Hilton was immortalized this week when the new edition of the 'Oxford Book of Quotations' hit shelves, and her contribution wasn't simply 'That's hot.' The book includes her quote: 'Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in.'"
: : : : http://omg.yahoo.com/photos/week-in-photos-september-7-13-2009/3218?nc
: : : : Words to live by.
: : : That's not perhaps the most common turn of phrase, but the advice is sound and the grammar passable. Just yesterday SWMBO and I watched a program similar to "What Not to Wear," but with two English women teaching some clueless American woman to dress nore stylishly. They didn't actually say "dress cute," but they insisted that she put color and flair into her wardrobe, as life was too short to spend hiding under a drab outfit.
: : : SS
: : Uh, SWMBO?
: She Who Must Be Obeyed.
: I'm guessing you were watching "Making Over America" with the hosts of the original British "What Not To Wear" - Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine (the American show was a knock-off).
I loved the British series but have never watched the American version. Ditto "The Office."
Everything is a phrase. I was searching for "she who must be obeyed" in connection with the British mystery series Rumpole of the Bailey. Found the expression has a longer history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She_%28novel%29