I'm probably oversensitized to this phrase right now, due to that Fox News article, but when I see authors write something like, "I write romance, but not the heaving bosoms kind-- the spicy, realistic kind!" it makes my teeth grind together. What exactly is the "heaving bosoms" kind of romance? Have you read a romance since the eighties? Have you seen a heaving bosom in a romance since then? And why are you trying to get me, a romance reader, to read your books by using an outdated and cliched phrase that's often used to insult romance as a whole?
Could we just delete that stupid phrase from our collective vocabulary, please?