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by geron
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 3124
Views: 222821

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

FLbreezy wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:52 pm
I guess I'm in the minority, but I'd love me a good "cargo skirt" that was a bit above the knee and fit nicely.
Isn't that more or less what the original Skirtcraft design was about? Except for the knee: mine lies more or less on the knee. It has excellent pockets, and my wife approves of it ;-)
by geron
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A unique stringed instrument
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: A unique stringed instrument

The Baroque period was a magnificent one to be sure, and it's celebrated altogether wrongly when the music is played by a Romantic-era full orchestra. But it's that type of performance that's the rarity, now that there are so many orchestras and other groups specializing in music of the 17th-18th C...
by geron
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pet Peeves:
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: Pet Peeves:

Coder wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:59 am
When people write “loose” when they mean “lose”, or vice-versa.
With language ones, we could go on for ever! How about people saying refute when they mean rebut? Or convince when they mean persuade (as in convincing someone to do something)?
by geron
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A unique stringed instrument
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: A unique stringed instrument

They're quite often seen in baroque orchestras. It's the set of sympathetic strings that makes them so resonant. I first saw one at a performance of Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers in Oxford. Very memorable.
by geron
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Commonwealth Games
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Commonwealth Games

Sinned wrote:
Sat Jul 30, 2022 12:07 am
I like the tartan but, being blue, that was a given with me.
I had no idea you were blue ;-)
by geron
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Commonwealth Games
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games opened in Birmingham, England, last night. This is a BBC news item on the tartan and the tartan's designer (hopefully those outside the UK can read the news item):- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-62340507 It's probably readable outside the UK if you edit the .co.uk to...
by geron
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Reading drag queen story hour. Radicals attempt citizen arrest
Replies: 36
Views: 675

Re: Reading drag queen story hour. Radicals attempt citizen arrest

denimini wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:35 am
Then there are women, like Barbara Cartland, who seriously dress over the top and look like a parody of drag.
Dame Barbara departed this life 22 years ago -- she is hardly a contemporary example ;-)
by geron
Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hear Hear
Replies: 19
Views: 445

Re: Hear Hear

Stu... I know very little about hearing aids, except for my wife's, and she's had hers only since yesterday (literally) -- but is it possible that yours have lost or corrupted their programming? Might be worth getting them checked over. Phonak is a reputable make -- they used to do expensive bespoke...
by geron
Sat Jul 16, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 3124
Views: 222821

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

Was in the UK last week and chickened out wearing a skirt there. My argument was "I don't know the area very well". Which is just ******** of course. I was in the Derbyshire Peak District last month for a walking holiday with my wife, and was skirted (mainly my Purple Rain skirts) almost all the ti...
by geron
Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: New ASOS heels and skirts for men (UK site)
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: New ASOS heels and skirts for men (UK site)

Stumbled across this, quite a nice look https://www.asos.com/asos-design/asos-design-heeled-boots-in-black-stretchy-leather/prd/202004069?acquisitionsource=pasteboard All modeled by a man, quite like his skirt too! A bit pricey, but nice to see in mainstream shops at last :wink: There's no mention ...
by geron
Sun Jul 10, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Importance of Punctuation
Replies: 35
Views: 1050

Re: The Importance of Punctuation

The supposed use of the Oxford comma could be negated simply by changing the order to " Sigmund Freud, Queen Elizabeth and my parents." "parents" being a plural has an implied possessive on anything that comes after it. Can't agree with that! In your example, "parents" isn't even trying to be a pos...
by geron
Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are the hobbies that you have and do you wear a skirt when doing them?
Replies: 21
Views: 404

Re: What are the hobbies that you have and do you wear a skirt when doing them?

crfriend wrote:
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:10 am
Credit, now, largely goes to Conrad Zuse in Germany for the Z-3 which first ran in 1938.
You remind me that, some decades ago, I needed to write to Dr Zuse (I'm now racking my memory to recall what it was about) and I received an absolutely charming letter in reply. What a gentleman.
by geron
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Another type of skirted clothing
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: Another type of skirted clothing

When my wife and I married -- many, many years ago -- down- filled quilts were coming into fashion in the UK as an alternative to sheets and blankets. People had encountered them on holidays in continental Europe. So we quickly decided to go that way. If you wear pyjamas or a nightdress under a quil...
by geron
Wed Jun 08, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1512
Views: 191376

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

I'm beginning to wonder whether this discussion refers to chafing rather than chaffing -- which is a rather different thing ;-)