First of all, I’m amused that the ad at the top of my Yahoo mail today is for makeup, when I rarely (if ever) WEAR makeup and can NEVER be called “haute” in any way.
Also, in MN the word “Haute” is rarely used at all. When it is (recently popping up in food magazines and such) it’s used to refer to a high-falutin’ HOTDISH* (casserole, for you non-mid-westerners) restaurant. That’s right. “Haute Dish” is a place in Minneapolis that serves upscale tater-tot hotdish. I don’t know what that means…I loathe tater-tot hotdish so I haven’t been. My point is, whatever “Haute” means in real life doesn’t apply to me.**
Anyway, Groupon, as you can see, is advertising quite possibly the WORST combination for my grace skillset: roller skating with wine! Granted, every time I fall, run into a wall, or knock over my companions I’d giggle and likely feel no pain, but I expect I’d be ticketed for assault with a deadly idiot. Or at the very least, SWI. I think not, Groupon, I think not.
*See? Even Blogger doesn’t know what to do with the word “hotdish” because it’s a purely Mid-westerner weird thing involving casserole fixings and (usually) cream of mushroom soup in a can. Ugh.
**In case you were wondering, “Haute” is the root word for “haughty” and means pretty much exactly that: elevated, high-class, fancy-pants (well, HELLO Mr. FANCY PANTS!)
***It’s POSSIBLE “fancy-pants” isn’t in the official definition… but 10 points to whomever gets the movie quote.