AUTHOR: Ellen Warren, senior correspondent for the Chicago Tribune
PURPOSE: To discourage women from wearing capris
CAPRIS, AKA: "The fashion equivalent of the BP Gulf oil gusher"
CRIMES OF CAPRIS: Creating "stumpy" legs, large rears, the fiction of summer comfort
THAT ARGUMENT ABOUT CAPRIS BEING MORE COMFORTABLE: "What, your ankles are hottest part of your body?"
ONE POSSIBLE UPSIDE TO CAPRIS: "They hide bad knees," says an Omaha teacher
A CORRESPONDING DOWNSIDE: They highlight "cankles"
DEFINITION OF A 'CANKLE': "Hefty calves and thick ankles"
WARREN'S CONCLUSION: "I see victory, one capri-wearer at a time"
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