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by Coder
Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For English Language Lovers
Replies: 37
Views: 516

Re: For English Language Lovers

The word "napkin" is used in the UK, but is regarded as rather an aristocratic word. Ordinary folk just call it a "serviette" here. Oh that is hilarious - for me, at least, if someone handed me a paper napkin and said "here, take this serviette" I'd think the opposite - to me serviette is much more...
by Coder
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For English Language Lovers
Replies: 37
Views: 516

Re: For English Language Lovers

Stu - I have a question... for years I've used the word "interesting" as a way of saying "I think you are wrong, but I need to research further" or "no, I disagree". I'm curious if that kind of pattern - substituting a word that means one thing for another - is common and if there are words that are...
by Coder
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For English Language Lovers
Replies: 37
Views: 516

Re: For English Language Lovers

BrE - "vet" = veterinary surgeon - US - "vet" = "veteran" BrE - "quite" = "to a moderate extent" - US - "quite" = "completely" Vet I use interchangeably, like Uncle Al said - depends on the context. However, I often use "quite" in the BrE sense - generally though I use it in the "I'm nearly done" s...
by Coder
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 874
Views: 21707

Re: Corona Virus

Also, at least in the US, the flu has been hitting people hard - even those who got the flu vaccine. One of my family members was sick with flu for a week, and they got all the jabs.
by Coder
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 874
Views: 21707

Re: Corona Virus

Just... be cautious. COVID can go from okish to really bad in a surprisingly short amount of time - if you can keep tabs on your oxygen levels do so. Also, just because omicron is out there and "less deadly" does not mean the threat of Delta is gone completely.
by Coder
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: AP: Fendi leads Milan trends with feminine silhouettes for men
Replies: 16
Views: 329

AP: Fendi leads Milan trends with feminine silhouettes for men

https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-lifestyle-business-arts-and-entertainment-europe-584d60cc00fc6a48e5629b07d90ba42e Also picked up by various news outlets. Milan menswear designers seem to have decided on the answer, but the question remains: Have the pandemic lockdowns emboldened men to embr...
by Coder
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:18 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Oxford Men's Skirt
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Oxford Men's Skirt

The design reminded me of a Rundholz skirt:

https://santafedrygoods.com/product/run ... -in-black/

A lot of Rundholz's skirts are similar - very unstructured and bubble-skirt-like.
by Coder
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Oxford Men's Skirt
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Oxford Men's Skirt

Another high-priced item, but figured it can't hurt to point these out?

https://www.wolfandbadger.com/us/oxford-men-s-skirt/

https://www.stacisnider.com/shop-online ... mens-skirt

Mostly sold out on the Wolf & Badger site - a cool $375.
by Coder
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Skirt ??????
Replies: 45
Views: 3243

Re: Skirt ??????

Regarding what I said about a "fishing skirt": I dunno, could be quite an eye-catching design :lol: if made life-size and had coverage (maybe a solid skirt underneath): https://www.fishingskirts.com/builds/build-147/ I guess someone makes one: https://www.vicicollection.com/products/leja-faux-suede-...
by Coder
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Skirt ??????
Replies: 45
Views: 3243

Re: Skirt ??????

I dunno, could be quite an eye-catching design :lol: if made life-size and had coverage (maybe a solid skirt underneath):

https://www.fishingskirts.com/builds/build-147/
by Coder
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Harper’s BAZAAR Australia: The age of genderless dressing: A sixty-something football coach changes the dress code
Replies: 31
Views: 896

Re: Harper’s BAZAAR Australia: The age of genderless dressing: A sixty-something football coach changes the dress code

We have to get past this fixation that one must be prepared as if for a photo shoot in every waking moment. Indeed, and it's interesting that some of my favorite looks were when I didn't "dress up". I’d love to be so carefree. I am with jeans and t-shirts, but with skirts I feel like I have to be a...
by Coder
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Harper’s BAZAAR Australia: The age of genderless dressing: A sixty-something football coach changes the dress code
Replies: 31
Views: 896

Re: Harper’s BAZAAR Australia: The age of genderless dressing: A sixty-something football coach changes the dress code

Out of the three, Coder seems to have the most "casual" style. Often times he seems to wear printed tee-shirts with whatever off the peg knee length skirts he happened upon. I don't know what he paid for either, but I can't imagine the entire outfit being too outrageous on price. I have - probably ...
by Coder
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: #7DaySkirtChallenge on Instagram
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: #7DaySkirtChallenge on Instagram

I really don't want to derail this thread... but Sinned just mentioned drab colors, and I read this article the other day: https://metro.co.uk/2021/12/09/woman-lives-her-1950s-fashion-fantasy-by-shopping-at-thrift-stores-15742590/ One part of that article stuck out to me: ‘I think the great thing ab...
by Coder
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Harper’s BAZAAR Australia: The age of genderless dressing: A sixty-something football coach changes the dress code
Replies: 31
Views: 896

Re: Harper’s BAZAAR Australia: The age of genderless dressing: A sixty-something football coach changes the dress code

Sadly, genderless dressing is a social construct out of the reach of the masses. JeffB dresses well, Coder too, and Alastair who used to post here, but you will find they are in well paying jobs. It requires capital for the clothes, then the thick skin to get out and wear them 8) Thanks, although I...
by Coder
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 874
Views: 21707

Re: Corona Virus

Word on the local street is that many nurses and other medical staff are quitting due to vaccine mandates. I'm not sure where they're going as most medical systems I'm aware of have, or will soon have similar mandates, but it's just another factor contributing to the overall labor shortage. Yes, th...