I know I am really late on this tip. I made this joke in my head months ago. But this seems like as an appropriate moment as any.
DINING BRIEFS??? The New York Times decided to call its short reviews DINING BRIEFS??
A BRIEF, singular, is a letter, a short missive. But when you pluralize it, it means:
I'm not sayin' there's anything wrong with manties. How else would one funnel one's kibbles into a tight pair of white denim shorts? But I am saying that the term "DINING BRIEFS" is one of the world's most hilarious accidents.
Right up there with the time Coco ate a milkshake and made a twosie on the sofa.