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by geron
Thu May 19, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Importance of Punctuation
Replies: 22
Views: 545

Re: The Importance of Punctuation

In my experience, the Oxford Comma is rarely seen in UK publications -- which is an odd thing if we invented it. I can't find my copy of Eats Shoots and Leaves, but G V Carey's authoritative Mind the Stop (1939, 1958) argues against it except in cases where there's a real risk of ambiguity, and Gowe...
by geron
Tue May 17, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Importance of Punctuation
Replies: 22
Views: 545

Re: The Importance of Punctuation

Despite having spent some happy years in Oxford, I dislike the Oxford comma because it doesn't add to or clarify the meaning. It's just extra clutter.
by geron
Wed May 11, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Incerun Dress
Replies: 25
Views: 910

Re: Incerun Dress

Interesting site. Never seen it before. If the size charts are accurate, it's actual American sizes. I'm assuming it's all shipped from Asia, though? Cheap cloth isn't surprising, but always something to watch out for. MB, is this the skirt you tried, by chance? https://www.incerunmen.com/collectio...
by geron
Tue May 10, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here
Replies: 20
Views: 761

Re: New here

The Helikon Tex tactical skirts have slits in the back. The denim skirt is stretchy in addition to having a slit, making it very comfortable. They are somewhat short depending on your height at 18.5 inches for the 34 waist, but the cut is good for a guy. Unfortunately the only UK stockists I've fou...
by geron
Sat May 07, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Regarding the Electoral College and Other Quirks of the US Democratic Republic
Replies: 21
Views: 403

Re: Regarding the Electoral College and Other Quirks of the US Democratic Republic

Uncle Al wrote:
Wed May 04, 2022 3:44 pm
You blatantly flaunted the rules by posting this.
Er, FLOUTED, surely?? It's not the same. In fact, it's nearly the opposite.
by geron
Mon May 02, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Incerun Dress
Replies: 25
Views: 910

Re: Incerun Dress

moonshadow wrote:
Mon May 02, 2022 2:58 am
What witchcraft is this?? :wink:

There's some good looking stuff in there.
Note that there is large Incerun store on aliexpress.com -- where very many items come postage-free. It may work out cheaper on small orders.
by geron
Sun May 01, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Onychocryptosis
Replies: 27
Views: 461

Re: Onychocryptosis

By one of those mysterious coincidences, the clue to 3 Down in today's Sunday Times general knowledge crossword is "Painful condition known technically as onychocryptosis (7,7).

Has the compiler been studying this thread?
by geron
Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Onychocryptosis
Replies: 27
Views: 461

Re: Onychocryptosis

rode_kater wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 4:19 pm
onycho-, nail

crypto-, hidden or buried

-sis, condition.

You just need to know a little Latin :P
Bzzzt -- deviation! It's all Greek ;-)
by geron
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Exhibition at the V&A
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Exhibition at the V&A

I can't speak for the curators, and I have not yet ploughed through the very large book which accompanies the exhibition, Sounds as if I'd better stick with the V&A's previous excursion into this territory: the accompanying book was Men in Skirts, by Andrew Bolton (2003). At least it begins encoura...
by geron
Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Hot weather kilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1365

Re: Hot weather kilt

I’ve been thinking about trying one of her products. Since you have both, do you prefer the skirt or the “kilt”, which is more like a pseudo wrap skirt than a kilt. I think my Lady may give me less grief for the “kilt”, although I think I would like the skirt better. My first order included the kil...
by geron
Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 943
Views: 26843

Re: Corona Virus

Big and Bashful wrote:
Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:22 am
...that last test was after half a bottle of proscetto and apparently alcohol can give you a positive result.
Was that prosecco or prosciutto? Half a bottle of either of them might give interesting results.

Anyway, get well soon!
by geron
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: High Heel History
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: High Heel History

This may have been posted previously before my time as it's from 2020, but made an appearance while sifting through the BBC player earlier. Quite a good listen. May not be available everywhere..... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct0t92 Listeners outside the UK may be able to catch some of thes...
by geron
Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1453
Views: 183865

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

" You do you ". For those of us on the other side of the ocean, could you parse that, please? Or deconstruct it? I have no idea what it means. A light interpretation might be, "Be yourself", or more intellectual, "To thine own self be true." Of course, due the the sometimes-slang user of "do" it co...
by geron
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1453
Views: 183865

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

You know, there is a phrase that I've been hearing a lot lately, and surprisingly from people of a variety of liberal/conservative backgrounds.... That phrase is: " You do you ". For those of us on the other side of the ocean, could you parse that, please? Or deconstruct it? I have no idea what it ...
by geron
Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Hot weather kilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1365

Re: Hot weather kilt

The fabrics offered change from time to time, and the ones I have are all a bit stretchy. The waistbands are very stretchy. However, the sizing seems to be somewhat variable. I have a kilt and two skirts, all nominally of the same waist size but with differing fit. The newest one is the tightest, an...