Saturday, April 18, 2009

Oxymoron of the Day?

Scanning Google News a couple of minutes ago, I came across this piece on some Drew Barrymore movie:

Drew Barrymore,  looking sleek in vintage-inspired  Andrew Gn* , talked at Thursday night's 'Grey Gardens' premiere about having to wear a latex fat suit, including on her arms, to portray the reclusive eccentric socialite  Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale  in 'Grey Gardens.'”

One can be a socialite, or one can be reclusive. These do not appear to be two great tastes that taste great together, so to speak.

* And shouldn't Andrew have to buy a vowel? Or has he gone the Prince route, and selected an unpronounceable symbol for a name?