Language is a code, and if we have the key, we have perfect understanding.
But when someone says to you that the dress code for a party is ‘smart casual’, what does that mean?
No, seriously, what does ‘smart casual’ mean to you?
Here’s some supplementary information:
- It is the hostesses birthday party
- The venue is in a smart room
- In a palace
- The hostess has picked out a LBD
Even taking the ‘smart room’ and ‘palace’ out of the equation, for a moment, if the hostess has picked out a LBD, what the hell is ‘smart casual’?
I have spent the last few hours looking at my dinner suit/dress shirt.
I know it isn’t ‘casual’, but it is ‘smart’.
Jesus, why is this so difficult?
I bought a new pair of ‘smart casual’ trousers on Saturday, and wore them out to dinner last night.
I looked like someone who worked in Carphone Warehouse.
Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope.