Wobbly Bits

A delightful British slang phrase rose above my horizon last week, as mentioned in the fashion section of the New York Times: "wobbly bits". Yes, the term could be a euphemism for something mildly naughty, but polite usage that I see refers simply to areas of the body that jiggle more than they might. And in any event, "wobbly bits" is also a fine metaphor for moments in life when things get uncomfortably stressful and out-of-kilter. Those are precisely the times to embrace, relax, accept what's awry, and "Be the Wobbly Bits!"

(cf. the NYT article "Fashion First, Whatever the Size"; the term also occurs in the movie "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" [1]) - ^z - 2009-06-27