I have been watching the second season of Ugly Betty over the last few weeks. I love the show. The second season isn't as wonderful as the first, but still solidly good.
The name of the magazine, Mode, has always bothered me though. Why Mode? While the definition makes sense, the word mode doesn't exactly have the same punch that the names of some real magazines do -- Allure, Glamour, Cosmopolitan.
Just tonight I decided that Mode was named for the fabulous, scene-stealing Edna Mode from The Incredibles.
"Supermodels. Heh! Nothing super about them... spoiled, stupid little stick figures with poofy lips who think only about themselves." Edna Mode, The Incredibles
Doesn't that sound exactly like something Betty would say?
Whether it's correct or not, that's my theory, and I'm sticking to it.