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by geron
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Health Concerns & Costs
Replies: 14
Views: 120

Re: Health Concerns & Costs

The BBC's From Our Own Correspondent programme this morning included an alarming account by one of its US reporters of what happened when she broke her wrist and needed a titanium plate. The exclusions and excesses on her health insurance were -- to this European -- startling. https://www.bbc.com/pr...
by geron
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 2640
Views: 150909

Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

The locations mentioned are all in Ukraine or Belarus, not Russia. But I don't know what difference that would make to their attitudes towards skirting men.
by geron
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Wendy Williams backlash over "men in skirts and heels"
Replies: 30
Views: 798

Re: Wendy Williams backlash over "men in skirts and heels"

I hadn't heard of Wendy Williams until this, but it strikes me that she's not in a strong position to criticize other people's appearance: in those photos, she looks like a caricature of Miss Piggy. BTW, it's been observed in the UK that the Mail is keen to boost its online revenues in North America...
by geron
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 2640
Views: 150909

Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

I’d never heard of Wells before - I’ve just checked on Wikipedia to see what it is and where it is. Looks interesting! I had no idea this place existed... Though small, it is one of England's ancient cathedral cities. If it were bigger, perhaps it wouldn't have had to share its bishop with Bath....
by geron
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Rainbow utility kilt.
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Rainbow utility kilt.

Can't have those foreign Johnnies undercutting our fine British businesses by not charging VAT, can we? If the Royal Mail stops the parcel at its point of entry, that's where VAT is levied, and the punter has no say in the matter. Of course, the Royal Mail has a big incentive to do this, because th...
by geron
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Clothing envy - does it dissipate?
Replies: 35
Views: 1184

Re: Clothing envy - does it dissipate?

Unless you're looking for a fashion show, swimming is frankly pleasanter where you don't have to wear anything. And it avoids the discomfort of dripping fabric amidships when you get out of the water.
by geron
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Rainbow utility kilt.
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Rainbow utility kilt.

The .co.uk site is very coy about where it dispatches from -- which makes me suspect that it's probably not the UK or EU but Pakistan. So for a UK resident, the imposition of VAT and the Royal Mail's greedy £8 customs clearance fee may make an attractively-priced kilt look distinctly less attractive.
by geron
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: One more icon dead!!
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: One more icon dead!!

I was in the studio audience for a couple of the first Monty Python recordings, before any of them had been broadcast. It was baffling -- but hilarious.
by geron
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: De-lurk!
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: De-lurk!

I have a beard too, though not an especially luxuriant one....
by geron
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: De-lurk!
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: De-lurk!

My wife says she's happy with me in kilts (utility kilts) but says she doesn't like me in skirts. But then she's not a great skirt-wearer herself, except for special occasions. She has unhappy memories of chilly bus journeys to school, in uniform skirt and stockings, when she had to wait for ever on...
by geron
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1274
Views: 142802

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

To bring this subject a little back on track, the heritage of the bistro is not that clear. The Russian connection seems to be not that evident. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bistro Doncha just love folk etymologies! However, I suspect that the (silent) t sometimes suffixed may be there just to mak...
by geron
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1274
Views: 142802

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

Café is used in French also for the place one drinks his coffee. More often Bar/Tabac is used or Bistro(t), but such mostly when one can have lunch/diner there also. Bistrot is a small Bistro. And just to wander even further afield, bistro is not French but is a Russian word meaning 'quickly'. It's...
by geron
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Telegraph podcast
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: Telegraph podcast

skirtyscot wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:50 pm
...it's good that the idea of men in skirts is out there among the commuters from the stockbroker belt and the retired of Reigate.
Please be kind enough not to mock us ;-)
by geron
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from a French guy
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: Hello from a French guy

You certainly have the legs for those skirts, Hope! Bravo!

Myself, I've found France to be very accepting of a man in a skirt -- possibly because of the efforts of the Association Hommes en Jupe (no doubt you know about that).
by geron
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: WARNING!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1366

Re: WARNING!!!

I, too, have found that a skirt has an interesting effect when the Jehovah's Witnesses call. Especially if you then give them the full Dawkins when they try to engage you in conversation.