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by Stu
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: World leaders and skirts
Replies: 56
Views: 696

Re: World leaders and skirts

skirtingtoday wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:51 pm
Reasons - fairly obvious, Harry is at least 6" TALLER than Meghan. Also, why has this not made headlines elsewhere?
Sorry - next time I make a joke I will have to make it clearer that I was joking. Lesson learned. :lol:
by Stu
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: World leaders and skirts
Replies: 56
Views: 696

Re: World leaders and skirts

pleated wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:48 pm
I generally don't have much time for royals, but it seems obvious to me-
https://tomandlorenzo.com/wp-content/up ... te-15B.jpg
Err.... I was joking... :D
by Stu
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Honorifics
Replies: 27
Views: 371

Re: Honorifics

In the UK, surgeons are trained as with all other doctors and later specialise in surgery. They use the title "Dr" throughout. However, if and when they become consultant surgeons, and gain the Royal College of Surgeons qualification, they then become "Mr" or "Miss" or "Mrs" again by convention. Wei...
by Stu
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: World leaders and skirts
Replies: 56
Views: 696

Re: World leaders and skirts

skirtingtoday wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:04 am
Sinned, Talking about Harry and Meghan, I was sent this (photoshopped) pic of them both
What makes you think it was photoshopped?
by Stu
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: International Skirt Day 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: International Skirt Day 2022

Great idea - but 10th March... in Scotland where you are.... BRRRR!!!!

Wouldn't it be a better idea for the summer? Then we could get schools involved as we are now seeing reports every summer of boys donning skirts on hot days. Write to the schools and invite them to put it to the students.
by Stu
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Honorifics
Replies: 27
Views: 371

Re: Honorifics

There was an article about this by someone from Debrett's published in The Times several years ago in which the writer said that anyone with a doctoral degree could (and should) use either the title OR the designatory letters, but not both. It is customary for people working in certain fields such a...
by Stu
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Clinching Argument
Replies: 26
Views: 761

Re: Clinching Argument

""women can wear anything including a bin liner or men's clothes designed for men, purchased from the men's department and nothing is said [0] but if a man wears ONE female garment then he is bullied, shamed and vilified for doing so" That is a true statement so far as I can see. A woman can wear a...
by Stu
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Honorifics
Replies: 27
Views: 371

Re: Honorifics

Just a few extra bits on the history of honorifics of info which you may or may not know, but which I think give a bit of context. First, the term "Mister" (Mr) was originally used in England as a title for a "gentleman" (rather than a common man - a man who was socially referred to as "vile", meani...
by Stu
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: What's in a Name
Replies: 42
Views: 622

Re: What's in a Name

Sorry, Stu, but we are talking semantics here. Semantics is way more important than you may realise - it massively affects perception. There is a tribe in Africa in which the members are incapable of distinguishing blue from green. Show them swatches of these colours and they can tell light from da...
by Stu
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: The Sydney Morning Herald: Is the Australian men’s market ready for skirts yet?
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: The Sydney Morning Herald: Is the Australian men’s market ready for skirts yet?

Also the dresses/skirts worn are nothing like what would appear upon the streets for everyday wear. While it can't do any real harm, whether any of this will impinge upon the consciousness of the average person as candidates for wearing in the street is debatable but other things might. Sorry, but ...
by Stu
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: The Sydney Morning Herald: Is the Australian men’s market ready for skirts yet?
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: The Sydney Morning Herald: Is the Australian men’s market ready for skirts yet?

I distinctly remember as a kid other boys calling other boys a "girl" as a pejorative. While I didn't hang out with girls, I never heard the opposite ever said to other girls. Gross/disgusting? Yes, but those were used to describe boys, but being a "boy" wasn't a bad thing in and of itself. There i...
by Stu
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: What's in a Name
Replies: 42
Views: 622

Re: What's in a Name

I understand what you're saying, but isn't calling a non kilted skirt a kilt misleading? I mean, it's either a kilt, or it's not. Why should it offend someone by calling an off the peg skirt... a skirt? That's what it is. I don't know if it's fragile male ago, masculinity, or what, It's not so much...
by Stu
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: What's in a Name
Replies: 42
Views: 622

Re: What's in a Name

I know I've flip flopped around on various issues over the years, but one sentiment about me that seems to have remained the same is that I have no interest in proselytizing men into skirts. I couldn't care less if I were the only man alive that wears them. Thus, I have no interest in redefining wo...
by Stu
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: What's in a Name
Replies: 42
Views: 622

What's in a Name

There have been several articles in the British press this week on school uniforms (the Daily Mail, the Times, Daily Telegraph) and a couple mentioned the incident in Edinburgh - boys wearing skirts. No - I am not going to get into that again. However, someone half-jokingly commented in one of the d...
by Stu
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Honorifics
Replies: 27
Views: 371

Honorifics

One of my Scandinavian students recently told me that honorific titles are now dead in Sweden - they are never used. I know that's not entirely true because I occasionally receive emails from students and sometimes they are addressed to me with Mr or Dr and my last name rather than my first name (ev...