Is it wrong to decide against perservering with a book when you come across the term 'panties', used without irony?
As in: 'As he seized me by the waist, and whispered in my ear how much he loved me, I creamed the lacy panties I had bought for the occasion.'
When it's the author speaking - about herself - on page 11, it kind of makes me think that I can't keep going in her company.
Grown women don't buy 'panties' for themselves. They buy underwear. Or knickers. If they buy panties AT ALL, they buy them for their pre-teen daughters.
And don't get me started on the anti-eroticism of grown-ups talking about creaming their pants ...
Am I a prude, or is this entirely reasonable?