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by Charlie
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Burns Night Haggis and that etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1666

Re: Burns Night Haggis and that etc.

I've heard that Haggis have their legs on one side longer than the other so that they can walk along hill sides without rolling off. OK for circular hills, they eventually get back to where they started. I suppose left-handed haggis go the other way :?
Charlie
by Charlie
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Burns Night Haggis and that etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1666

Re: Burns Night Haggis and that etc.

I walked into town today, wearing a black Union kilt, forgetting it was Burn's night. A woman said "Happy birthday", which I thought odd as I'd never seen her before. I realised afterwards that she'd actually said "Happy Burn's day". Wonder what she thought of my less than positive reaction. Mrs C, ...
by Charlie
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: What if We did the same to Them?
Replies: 46
Views: 4574

Re: What if We did the same to Them?

crfriend wrote:"men don't wear skirts",
A man actually said that to me once. I replied "this one does" and kept walking. On reflection, asking 'why' would have been a better response; at least it would have made him think.
Charlie
by Charlie
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Interesting discussion of men in skirts in the workplace
Replies: 52
Views: 4616

Re: Interesting discussion of men in skirts in the workplace

greenboots wrote:Discussion included the comment, "men in our culture don't wear skirts." I pointed out that only in my lifetime has it become the norm for woment to wear trousers...
In our culture it used to be that women only wore skirts, but they changed the culture - so why shouldn't men do the same?
Charlie
by Charlie
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: What Is the Lure of Skirts?
Replies: 41
Views: 3633

Re: What Is the Lure of Skirts?

The lure of skirts? Originally, for me, it was the 'forbidden fruits' thing - skirts are what women wore and shame on you for even thinking about wanting to try one on, let alone being seen wearing one in public :shock:
Like Stu, its now a mixture of comfort and rebellion.
Charlie
by Charlie
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Science Fiction is now Science Fact
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Science Fiction is now Science Fact

Alumi num ? When I was at school in the 1960s, our chemistry teacher started talking about aloominum. We all thought it was some sort of new metal as we'd never heard of it ... until he realised what he was saying and explained he meant alumin ium . He was English but had been teaching in the USA be...
by Charlie
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Do folks notice or not?
Replies: 747
Views: 47602

Re: Do folks notice or not?

All please note that I am going with my family to Egypt on Monday on holiday and I'm not taking anything that would give me access to the internot so if you don't hear from me don't worry. I am taking my sarongs which MOH has accepted as my normal daily holiday wear. I am also taking mainly vests a...
by Charlie
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School
Replies: 88
Views: 6099

Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Sort of related to this thread. There was a short item on the local TV news last Friday about a primary school in Bristol which had just won some sort of equality award. The school provides unisex toilets and teaches that parents don't necessarily have to be male & female (I'm oversimplifying the st...
by Charlie
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: 'Dress day' donations pour in after politician's criticism
Replies: 3
Views: 600

'Dress day' donations pour in after politician's criticism

I found this on the BBC news website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-41356928 "Donations to an Australian school's "wear a dress day" charity drive have skyrocketed after the event was criticised by a Conservative senator. Craigburn Primary School in Adelaide encouraged its students to we...
by Charlie
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: John Lewis degenderizing kids' clothing labels
Replies: 56
Views: 3755

Re: John Lewis degenderizing kids' clothing labels

I am inclined to downplay the idea that parents did it to "reduce the risk of kidnapping" (under the notion that boys were more likely than girls to get kidnapped) as that sounds a little bit too much like modern feminist mythology for my tastes. Among the English aristocracy boys were dressed as g...
by Charlie
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School
Replies: 88
Views: 6099

Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Grok wrote:
pelmut wrote: It is no more difficult than telling a child that some people are left-handed.
A metaphor occurred to me:

1. Those who prefer trousers could be described as right handed.

2. Those who prefer skirts could be described as left handed.
I'm left-handed and prefer skirts :D
Charlie
by Charlie
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: And this is what is happening in my town
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: And this is what is happening in my town

oldsalt1 wrote: So that means that this ruling would in fact close down any show or play etc in which a woman appears in slacks.
.... and in public?
Charlie
by Charlie
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School
Replies: 88
Views: 6099

Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

What baffles me is that they don't make a similar fuss when a girl wears trousers to school :?
Charlie
by Charlie
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1323
Views: 154253

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

I was walking down Wells High street this morning, skirt-counting as usual. I'd just moved on to the second set of five fingers (yes, there were that few skirts) when I saw a man in a camouflage miniskirt. He went into a charity shop, but if he'd kept walking - we were going in the same direction - ...
by Charlie
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: No more boys andgirls
Replies: 16
Views: 1483

No more boys andgirls

The presenter took over a class of seven year-olds, aiming to remove all differences in the way boys and girls are treated and to see if, after a term of gender-neutral treatment, he could even out the gaps in their achievement across a range of important psychological measures - from self-confidenc...