Men's fashion "stuck in a time warp"

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Re: Men's fashion "stuck in a time warp"

Postby pelmut » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:31 am

JohnH wrote:Now I'm surprised no one has used the King's D!ck...

A female friend claims that the reason she is so bad at parking a car is because men keep telling her that "this [holds up finger and thumb a couple of inches apart]...is nine inches".
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Re: Men's fashion "stuck in a time warp"

Postby Kirbstone » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:08 pm

Any use of an anatomic part as a yardstick or measure is bound o be inaccurate.

Noah's ark dimensions were measured in Cubits, which I understand to be multiples of the length of a forearm. How imprecise can you get?

I do, however dislike the 'dick' reference.

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Re: Men's fashion "stuck in a time warp"

Postby crfriend » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:56 pm

Kirbstone wrote:I do, however dislike the 'dick' reference.

Contemplate how bad life must be for the guys named Richard who go through life with that nickname...
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Re: Men's fashion "stuck in a time warp"

Postby JohnH » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:37 pm

Sinned wrote:John, that's be no good - there's be no agreement on what six inches was!!!! :lol:
(Erect form used in the UK)
Or in the US, what three inches (7.5 cm) would be. (Flaccid form used in the US) :lol:
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Re: Men's fashion "stuck in a time warp"

Postby crfriend » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:46 pm

JohnH wrote:Or in the US, what three inches (7.5 cm) would be. (Flaccid form used in the US) :lol:

Like everything else when it comes to human-referenced dimensioning we have the problem of "natural variation". Heights are largely constrained within the volume of a bell-curve centred around the mean height of the population. This actually makes matters quite predictable in spite of what certain "Presidents" might say, and "unit" [0] size is highly likely to track the same bell-curve as height [1] as it also corresponds to overall mass discounting the endemic problem of obesity [2].

So, no, "member length" is not useful in any meaningful way [4] in any sort of engineering sense. Back to square one.


[0] Movie quote, quite likely something National Lampoon: Man to wife: "I saw you looking at his unit." // Wife gets flustered.
[1] Young Frankenstein: "He'd have an enormous schwannstucker!" // "Well, that goes without saying."
[2] Which is not a predictor of "size" or "ability", if you get my drift.
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[4] How did we manage to sink this low?
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Re: Men's fashion "stuck in a time warp"

Postby JohnH » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:52 am

crfriend wrote:
Kirbstone wrote:I do, however dislike the 'dick' reference.

Contemplate how bad life must be for the guys named Richard who go through life with that nickname...

How about guys with the name Charles have to put with the question "What's up, Chuck?"

Here where I live (Dallas-Fort Worth area) anybody with the name Richard is called Richard and not Dick.
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Re: Men's fashion "stuck in a time warp"

Postby Sinned » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:55 am

We have a staff member at work who likes to be called Rich as the shortened form of Richard.
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Re: Men's fashion "stuck in a time warp"

Postby Grok » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:32 pm

SkirtsDad wrote:"Most men for example unless you are Scottish or Greek wouldn't dream of wearing a skirt for the obvious connotations."

https://uk.blastingnews.com/style/2018/03/mens-fashion-stuck-in-a-time-warp-in-the-21st-century-002421171.html


I was looking at the kilts in the image. By allowing a little color (in traditional kilts), this displayed one of the very few exceptions to male drabness.

So the way for an individual to escape boredom-is wear open ended garments? :idea:
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Re: Men's fashion "stuck in a time warp"

Postby denimini » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:44 am

To continue the thread drift, although consistent with "stuck in time warp":
The only situations where inches is used in Australia is automobile wheel rim diameters, skirt lengths and :censored:
Kirbstone wrote:Noah's ark dimensions were measured in Cubits, which I understand to be multiples of the length of a forearm. How imprecise can you get?
Tom

Ok if you use the same forearm. I ran into trouble using a different ruler; I had picked up a foundry pattern maker's rule which has a small percentage of shrinkage allowance built into the markings.
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