Oh dear. You know you’re working too hard when out of the corner of your bored, roving eye you read the review excerpt on the back of your copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned as:
“A prose that has the tough delicacy of a gusset.”
– New York Review of Books
and you’re like “A gusset? Ewwwww!” and then you look closer and it was garnet, which makes much more sense.