In yesterday’s paywall-protected riff on Grace Kelly (“Randy Society Girl“), I wrote the following: “Am I allowed to say that Kelly was slutty, or at least that I love the stories that suggest she was? I don’t mean this in a derogatory way — I mean it in the most delicious way imaginable.”

Friendo to HE: “I don’t think you can say that — slutty. You will be roasted for it.”

HE to Friendo: “I didn’t ‘say’ that — I asked if I was allowed to do so. Then I went to some effort to explain that I was using the term in a non-derogatory fashion, in a totally ‘you go girl’ way…from the perspective, in short, of a devout admirer. The difference between randy and slutty barely exists. How about frisky?”

Friendo to HE: “Doesn’t matter. Twitter will say you said slutty. This is the world in which we live.”

HE to Friendo: “If Anais Nin came back from the dead and said the same thing, would she too be roasted?”